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Confronted again during Tuesday's Democratic debate about her vote authorizing the Iraq War, 2016 frontrunner Hillary Clinton shot back at criticisms that her foreign policy judgment couldn't be trusted by pointing out that she was ultimately chosen by President Obama to be secretary of state.

"Well, I recall very well being on a debate stage, I think, about 25 times with then-Sen. Obama debating this very issue. After the election he asked me to become Secretary of State," Clinton said. "He valued my judgment and I spent a lot of time with him in the Situation Room going over some very difficult issues."

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