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.
According to CBS, Clinton writes:
"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."
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.
Clinton’s book hits stores Tuesday.