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Dem. Lawmaker Is Convinced the Iraq War Was the ‘Most Catastrophic War’ of the Wrong Century

Posted by on May. 1, 2014 at 12:29 PM
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Dem. Lawmaker Is Convinced the Iraq War Was the ‘Most Catastrophic War’ of the Wrong Century

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on Thursday praised the Obama administration’s cautious approach to Libya and its attempts to avoid a repeat of the Iraq War, the “most catastrophic war” of the 20th century.

Her remarks were made during a House Oversight Committee hearing on the White House’s handling of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi that claimed the lives of four Americans.

“It’s interesting to note,” she said in reference to the Obama administration’s handling of the volatile situation in Libya, “when we intervened in Iraq, where the consequences were … where we could have prevented by simply letting the monitors on the ground continue to look for weapons of mass destructions, we just went in willy-nilly.”

“We didn’t have anything like that in Libya,” she added. “And of course in Iraq … we went in headfirst. Perhaps the most catastrophic war of the 20th century; invasion by the United States of America.”

The U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, three years after the start of the 21st century.




by on May. 1, 2014 at 12:29 PM
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Donna6503
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2014 at 1:14 PM
She made a mistake, no biggie, besides she isn't allowed to vote in the house ... so it really doesn't matter
slashteddy
by Member on May. 1, 2014 at 1:16 PM
I sometimes forget 2007 wasn't two years ago.
erika9009
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2014 at 3:59 PM

A simple mistake really.  Politicians were people the last time I checked.

Where I would issue with her statement is if she was for the war "in the 20th century" and now against it.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 2, 2014 at 9:48 AM
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Debrowsky
by Gold Member on May. 2, 2014 at 9:57 AM
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Quoting Billiejeens:

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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 2, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Might need to improve our school systems in certain sections of the country.

-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2014 at 3:29 PM
cautious approach to Libya and its attempts to avoid a repeat of the Iraq War


ITA
Meadowchik
by Gold Member on May. 3, 2014 at 10:03 AM

 It just doesn't make sense, either way.  WW1 and WW2 were much more catastrophic by most measurements.  And it's kinda silly to use of "the 21st century" when it's only just begun.

(Now I'm humming the Carpenters.)

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