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D.C. Dem Eleanor Holmes Norton: Iraq was ‘the most catastrophic war of the 20th century’
Canada Free Press ^ | May 1, 2014 | Robert Laurie

Posted on 05/02/2014 9:16:57 AM PDT by Cheerio

Eleanor Holmes Norton is the Democrats’ non-voting congressional observer from the District of Columbia. You may remember her as the genius who claimed that people didn’t know they had to sign up for ObamaCare because evil Republicans had convinced everyone it had been repealed.

Well, Democrats, congratulations. Your brain trust is at it again. This is a woman you actually elected and she’s dropped another nugget of wisdom in your laps. An incensed Ms. Eleanor Norton wants everyone to know that the Iraq war was “perhaps the most catastrophic war of the 20th century.”

Here’s the clip:

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TOPICS: Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: abortion; benghazi; benrhodes; deathpanels; demagogicparty; dems; districtofcolumbia; eleanorholmesnorton; jaycarney; libya; memebuilding; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; susanrice; vietnam; zerocare
Unfortunately, as usual, Ms. Norton is a bit confused. We know these people can’t get in front of a microphone without making some sort of inane “blame Bush” comment, but come on. Can’t they do better than this?

First of all, the Iraq war took place in the 21st century, not the 20th. Oops.

However, even if she was right about the 20th century, the rest of what she’s saying would still be wrong. Vietnam was far more “catastrophic” for the United States, and World Wars I & II were vastly more “catastrophic” for pretty much the entire planet - by virtually every possible metric.

What any of this had to do with today’s House Oversight Committee Benghazi hearings, I don’t know. The only way I can tie the claim to the consulate attack is if I assume that the Iraq war was “catastrophic” because it set up a situation where Barack Obama and his inept regime could get elected.

...But I sort of doubt that’s the point Ms. Norton was trying to make.
1 posted on 05/02/2014 9:16:57 AM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

Poster Girl for the total failure of the government school system.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 9:19:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Cheerio

That is so last century.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 9:21:29 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Cheerio
What any of this had to do with today’s House Oversight Committee Benghazi hearings, I don’t know.

It doesn't. But it does have to do with her 69 IQ.

4 posted on 05/02/2014 9:21:50 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Cheerio

Per her web site, she is a “tenured law professor”.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 9:24:16 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

I don’t believe that she actually has one IQ point for every year I have been on the planet, that sounds too high.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 9:25:37 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Cheerio

It says more about the constituents that elect her than it says about her. There are idiots in every district in American, not every district in America will elect them to public office.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 9:26:09 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Cheerio

What can be expected from someone who thinks she’s living in the 19th Century and just got freed from the plantation.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 9:26:16 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Cheerio

GHW Bush’s war to free Kuwait from the invasion by Saddam Hussain?

[Poor ole gal is confused. Aging can be rough.]


9 posted on 05/02/2014 9:26:59 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Cheerio

The personification of an Affirmative Action Jackson

Thank God she’s not allowed to vote


10 posted on 05/02/2014 9:26:59 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: Cheerio

At the House committee hearings yesterday, where even Elijah Cummings fell silent, Delegate Norton trembled on the edge of declaring that the real reason for these hearings is because Republicans control the House and a black man is President.

I at least thought Ms. Norton smarter than, say, Sheila Jackson Lee. Oh, well.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 9:30:59 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Cheerio

The Iraq war took place in both centuries, unless you can show me where the United States Senate ratified an armistice after the 1991 truce (Hint; you can’t) so in a way she is only half as stupid as you are thinking.

Another failure of Clinton. Keeping an open ended war on pause.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 9:36:15 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

“It doesn’t. But it does have to do with her 69 IQ.”
*************
It is THAT high?, Color me astounded.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 9:42:02 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“Thank God she’s not allowed to vote”

All democrats should be non-voting observers.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 9:43:04 AM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: Cheerio
It is just the latest Dem talking point. Obama recently pivoted back to the Iraq War in an attempt to get his base off the Benghazi story and re-riled about Iraq. Ignore them, they are all political hacks with no conscience.
15 posted on 05/02/2014 9:43:30 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Cheerio

Perhaps this quarter-wit was referring to Desert Storm commencing in 1990 and ending in 1991. I believe the US lost 245 valiant warriors, tragic surely but ten times more were lost at Pearl Harbor.

She’s an idiot. That’s being kind.


16 posted on 05/02/2014 9:49:14 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: mongo141
It is THAT high?, Color me astounded.

Bear in mind that the voters of her district may have elected her as the "Smartest Woman in our district". That may explain a lot.

17 posted on 05/02/2014 9:50:33 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Cheerio

She’s a 20th century dunce.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 10:05:25 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Cheerio

Guess she forgot the Blackhawk Down incident.


19 posted on 05/02/2014 10:07:20 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Cheerio

On day one, Harry Reid was on the Senate floor saying the war was lost. The Left did its level best to demoralize this nation and any semblance of accomplishment to do good.
The Economist asks, ‘What will America fight for?’ I say there’s nothing left because of the Progressive agenda.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 10:07:50 AM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: Cheerio

No, Ms. Holmes is a catastrophe of both the 20th century and the 21st century.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 10:18:44 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: longfellow
She forgot the Second Boer War. That's understandable, given that the war only went into 1902. Not much happened since then until Iraq.

-PJ

22 posted on 05/02/2014 10:21:34 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: muir_redwoods
Desert Storm commencing in 1990 and ending in 1991. I believe the US lost 245

Resulting in 148 U.S. battle deaths, and 145 nonbattle deaths, including 15 women. Wounded in action: 467.
23 posted on 05/02/2014 10:26:34 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
Eleanor musta skipped history class .... a lot!


24 posted on 05/02/2014 10:31:51 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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25 posted on 05/02/2014 10:32:38 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I wouldn’t call it catastrophic. I kind of liked Iran and Iraq kicking the bleep out of each other.


26 posted on 05/02/2014 11:14:03 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Cheerio

And the competition for the dumbest Democrat in Congress heats up


27 posted on 05/02/2014 11:18:24 AM PDT by falcon99
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To: lacrew

Yale law school graduate


28 posted on 05/02/2014 11:44:19 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Cheerio

Typical CBC moron.


29 posted on 05/02/2014 12:04:59 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Cheerio

We have just over 3,500 combat deaths in Iraq, with 4,500 if we include other US military deaths there. A thoroughly biased site https://www.iraqbodycount.org/ claims 188,000 dead total, including civilians.

We had just over 30,000 combat deaths in the Battle of Chancellorsville alone. 620,000 died in the Civil War (War of Northern Aggression/War Between the States) overall.

Operation Overlord lost approximately 2,500 in one day. Total deaths from WW2 would be around 50 million to more than 80 million, depending on definitions and sources used.

Eleanor Holmes Norton is monumentally stupid to even make such an absurd statement. The Iraqi War may have been a mistake and was certainly conducted stupidly, especially over the past five years, but it is a trivial historical blip nowhere near the most catastrophic war in our history, and it was not during the 20th century at all (starting in 2003).


30 posted on 05/02/2014 12:26:27 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Cheerio

The operation concluded in 1991. But only with a temporarily cease fire, never a treaty ratified by the senate until recently.

Incredible stupidity tolerated by the United States public through five presidents.


31 posted on 05/02/2014 12:47:00 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Cheerio
D.C. Dem Eleanor Holmes Norton: Iraq was ‘the most catastrophic war of the 20th century’

Despite the fact that this nit-wit has confused her centuries, the most catastrophic war has been waged in both the 20th and 21st centuries. This is the war Democrats declared on American citizens starting roughly a century ago by Woodrow Wilson and re-upped by FDR, HST, LBJ, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and the current Balloon-Head-In-Chief.

32 posted on 05/02/2014 2:21:42 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Cheerio

She seems remarkably ignorant. Also remarkably stupid.


33 posted on 05/02/2014 2:22:25 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Cheerio.
...the Democrats’ non-voting congressional observer from the District of Columbia. You may remember her as the genius who claimed that people didn’t know they had to sign up for ObamaCare because evil Republicans had convinced everyone it had been repealed.
Now now, in her defense, she got this information from Kerry, and he heard President Nixon say it in his holiday season broadcast in 1968. No, seriously, she was just discussing this with Zero when she ran into him in one of the 57 states. They also discussed how Islamic contributions to the sciences are primarily responsible to that US flag our astronauts planted on Mars. He later sent her copies of those emails which aren't about Benghazi.
34 posted on 05/02/2014 2:30:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Iron Munro

There’s a very good reason DC has a ‘Delegate’ and not a voting Representative. Hard to imagine a city that size, and this is the best they can do?


35 posted on 05/02/2014 2:37:56 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: 17th Miss Regt

It has to do with ‘she’s a democrat’ and the press won’t go after her for this stupidity.

Do you know of ONE Republican who could speak such garbage and get away with it? And trust me, she WILL get away with it.


36 posted on 05/02/2014 4:42:13 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Cheerio; BillyBoy; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican

Don’t get her started on the time the Germans bombed Pearl Bailey.


37 posted on 05/02/2014 7:49:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; NFHale; GOPsterinMA

She belittles the men and woman of the 57 states that died in that war.


38 posted on 05/02/2014 8:17:22 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Cheerio

I don’t mind an ignoramus, but I don’t kindly suffer a pretentious ignoramus in political office.


39 posted on 05/05/2014 10:08:19 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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