Kerry expressed regret yesterday about his vote to authorize the war, telling the audience: "I understand that as much as we might wish it, we can't rewind the tape of history." He added that he accepted responsibility for his vote but that at that time, he was not aware of the "full measure of the Bush administration's duplicity and incompetence."
Kerry is the highest profile Democrat thus far to come out in favor of a phased withdrawal from Iraq, which I think has been the obvious course for some time. Unfortunately, the good effects of any such decision by the administration will be undercut by the fact that the U.S. military is building four large "enduring bases" there. (more here)