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From Holden:

Big John drops a few hints:

John Kerry said Tuesday that Vice President Dick Cheney should acknowledge mistakes made in Iraq, pointing to remarks by the former head of the U.S. occupation that more troops had been needed in the aftermath of war.

“I hope tonight Mr. Cheney can acknowledge those mistakes,” the Democratic presidential candidate said. “I hope Mr. Cheney can take responsibility.”


Kerry said there was a “long list of mistakes” that the Bush administration had made in Iraq.

“I’m glad that Paul Bremer has finally admitted at least two of them, and the president of the United States needs to tell the truth to the American people,” Kerry said.


The Massachusetts senator said the question was whether the president was “constitutionally incapable of acknowledging the truth” or “just so stubborn.”