Keep in mind when he always says " I didn't vote for the war" or " I didn't support the war" he wasn't even able to vote at that time. He was in the middle of running for office. He makes it sound like he made such a wise decision. Well, he wasn't even a Senator which is why he changed his line from "I didn't vote" to "I didn't support the war". People had caught on that he wasn't eligible to vote.