Jake Tapper baselessly claimed that an "inherent contradiction" exists between Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's statements prior to her 2002 vote to authorize the use of force against Iraq and her recent explanation of that vote. Tapper's report suggested that Clinton had not advocated further U.N. inspections in Iraq before an invasion, but she did so in the same 2002 interview from which Tapper quoted.
The Associated Press, Fox News' Major Garrett, ABC's Jake Tapper, and The Washington Post's Peter Baker all reported or suggested that Senate Democrats wanted to limit debate on an Iraq resolution to two proposals and not include a third proposal by Republican Sen. Judd Gregg. In fact, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said during debate on the Senate floor that he had offered to schedule an up-or-down vote on all three resolutions but "was turned down" by the Republican leadership.
In a weblog post, ABC News' Jake Tapper reported that two Republican senators told Sen. Joseph Biden that they plan to "break with the White House Iraq strategy," but only after the midterm elections. Only three other media outlets have reported the disclosure.