Iraq Vote: What the Senators Said

Of the 77 Senators who voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq in October 2002:

28 indicated they would vote differently knowing then what they know now:

1. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.

2. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind.

3. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.

4. Former Sen. John Breaux, D-La.

5. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

6. Former Sen. Jean Carnahan, D-Mo.

7. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.

8. Former Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga.

9. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.

10. Former Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D.

11. Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.

12. Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.

13. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

14. Former Sen. Peter Fitzgerald, R-Ill.

15. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa

16. Former Sen. Fritz Hollings, D-S.C.

17. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas

18. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

19. Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis.

20. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.

21. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

22. Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo.

23. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.

24. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

25. Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore.

26. Former Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H.

27. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine

28. Former Sen. Bob Torricelli, D-N.J.

5 said the intelligence in retrospect was so wrong the matter would never even have been voted on:

1. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

2. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine

3. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa

4. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.

5. Former Sen. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio

1 said the intelligence in retrospect was so wrong Congress never would have passed it:

1. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa.

15 stood by their vote:

1. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo.

2. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.

3. Sen. Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn.

4. Former Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.

5. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah

6. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

7. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb.

8. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind.

9. Sen. Craig Thomas, R-Wyo.

10. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.

11. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.

12. former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.

13. former Sen. George Allen, R-Va.

14. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho

15. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho

9 refused to answer the hypothetical question:

1. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.

2. Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio

3. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.

4. Sen. John Warner, R-Va.

5. Sen. Dick Shelby, R-Ala.

6. former Sen. Tim Hutchinson, R-Ark.

7. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M.

8. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Ala.

9. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

16 refused to respond despite repeated requests:

1. Sen Wayne Allard, R-Colo.

2. Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah

3. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky.

4. Former Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont.

5. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.

6. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev.

7. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.

8. Former Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas

9. Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H.

10. Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz.

11. Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss.

12. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

13. Former Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga.

14. Former Sen. Frank Murkowski, R-Ala.

15. Former Sen. Don Nickles, R-Okla.

16. Former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn.

3 could not answer:

1. Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., Died

2. Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., Sick

3. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., Sick

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