Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during the National Council for Behavioral Health's annual conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on May 6, 2014, in National Harbor, Md.

Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices: Iraq and Sarah Palin

Clinton says she refused to attack Palin as directed by the Obama campaign.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during the National Council for Behavioral Health's annual conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on May 6, 2014, in National Harbor, Md.

Hillary Clinton's new book "Hard Choices" hits the stores June 10.

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Two “Hard Choices” Hillary Clinton writes about in her new book are the Iraq War and Sarah Palin.

CBS News obtained an early copy of Clinton’s book and published excerpts Thursday evening.

Two of the more illuminating snippets surround events prior to Clinton becoming secretary of State.

The former first lady writes that she wished she voted against the 2002 resolution to go to war with Iraq -- a position that eventually exposed her in the 2008 presidential primary.

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According to CBS, Clinton writes:

"[M]any Senators came to wish they had voted against the resolution. I was one of them. As the war dragged on, with every letter I sent to a family in New York who had lost a son or daughter, a father or mother, my mistake become (sic) more painful."


"I thought I had acted in good faith and made the best decision I could with the information I had. And I wasn't alone in getting it wrong. But I still got it wrong. Plain and simple."

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Clinton also says she declined a request by the Obama campaign to attack Sarah Palin during the heat of the 2008 presidential contest, an anecdote that could resonate with women beyond Clinton’s Democratic base.

“After Palin was selected to be John McCain's running mate in 2008, Clinton wrote, "[The Obama camp] immediately issued a dismissive statement and reached out to me in hopes I would follow suit. But I wouldn't. I was not going to attack Palin just for being a woman appealing for support from other women. I didn't think it made political sense, and it didn't feel right. So I said no..."


Clinton’s book hits stores Tuesday.