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I'm aware that the man in question is now largely serving a different constituency[1], but I'm still more than a little surprised to hear a major political figure admit that their policy was wrong in any way. Especially given that the specific example at hand involves first-world food subsidies; it's practically impossible to get a politician to admit that these lead to problems (in their own country - obviously everyone else is bad for doing it).

But, according to Oxfam and the BBC:

"It may have been good for some of my farmers in Arkansas, but it has not worked," said Mr Clinton, a frequent visitor to Haiti.

"I have to live every day with the consequences of the lost capacity to produce a rice crop in Haiti to feed those people, because of what I did."

[1] of course, he still has a wife and friends who are involved in US-national politics, and I can't help suspecting that unpleasant hay will be made of this by their opponents
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