Donald Trump, 2000: “I’m no warmonger. But the fact is, if we decide a strike against Iraq is necessary, it is madness not to carry the mission to its conclusion.”
BuzzFeed: In 2002, Donald Trump responded to Howard Stern's question on invading Iraq:
"In the interview, which took place on Sept. 11, 2002,
Stern asked Trump directly if he was for invading Iraq. ‘Yeah, I guess
so,’ Trump responded. ‘I wish the first time it was done correctly.’”
Now, the first statement that he made was saying that if the government decides that an Iraqi invasion is necessary that we should go into it to win. Trump, after all, was not privy to any top secret reasons or any intelligence for justification of any war.
The second statement he wasn't the least bit sure on the facts relying on the government to make the correct decision and said that he guessed it was ok.
There is a big difference in guessing and actually supporting.