Hillary Clinton may be the front-runner, but her campaign has been doing a bit of damage control in Iowa over the senator’s vote to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organization, a move critics believe is a prelude to war with Iran. Clinton sent out a mass mailing explaining her vote and insisting that she opposes military action “without full Congressional approval.”


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The letter is included in a mailing that advertises an “important letter from Hillary inside.”

“Let me be clear on Iran — I am opposed to letting President Bush take any military action against that country without full Congressional approval,” the letter’s second paragraph begins, after a more general paragraph describing Iran as one of America’s “adversaries.”

Clinton is on the defensive because she was alone among the Democratic candidates in voting for a resolution September 27 that pressed the Bush administration to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group. Sens. Joe Biden and Chris Dodd voted against the bill, and former Sen. John Edwards opposed it.

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