Eleanor Holmes Norton: Iraq could be the most catastrophic war of the 20th century

posted at 2:01 pm on May 1, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Daily Caller, let’s be charitable and assume this is a simple brain fart about which century is the 20th, not an assertion that Iraq was the worst conflict of the last hundred years. She inadvertently raises an interesting question, though: Is Iraq the most catastrophic war of the 21st century? Given China’s military build-up and Putin’s czarist ambitions, it’s a cinch that it won’t hold that title in the year 2100. But what about right now?

If you’re measuring strictly by the number of deaths, the war in Darfur was probably worse. The Iraq Body Count site claims 188,000 deaths, including all combatants; the number killed in Darfur had already exceeded 200,000 by 2006 and may now have surpassed 300,000 per a UN estimate last year. (It may be much higher than even that.) But Darfur has never been on America’s political radar, so go figure that it wouldn’t leap to mind when Holmes Norton was thinking of conflict. What about the Syrian civil war, though, which nearly saw a U.S. bombing run late last year? By some estimates, that’s already claimed 150,000 lives and shows no signs of abating. Iraq has remained formally intact as a multi-sectarian country (although that’s capable of changing quickly) but in Syria it seems a foregone conclusion that the country won’t survive in its current form. The only plausible way Syria remains “united” at this point is if Assad steamrolls the rest of the rebels and then does God knows what to “pacify” the Sunni population. Otherwise, the country may well split into an Iran/Hezbollah Shiite fiefdom on the one hand and a jihadi-controlled Sunni one on the other. It’s always strange to compare atrocious situations like war, but it’s hard not to think Syria will end up being the yardstick against which modern catastrophes are measured for years to come.


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And Guam will tip over.

John the Libertarian on May 1, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Just a brain fart. Nothing to see here.

Seriously.

Skipity on May 1, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Allah, you are nothing but a racist to highlight her comment.. Lifetime ban from HA. :)

melle1228 on May 1, 2014 at 2:03 PM

This cow proves dumber by the seconds.

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Just a brain fart. Nothing to see here.

Seriously.

Skipity on May 1, 2014 at 2:03 PM

No, getting the century wrong is a brain fart. Contending that the Iraq war was more catastrophic than WWI & WWII is brain $hit..

melle1228 on May 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Brain fart implies she has a brain.

rbj on May 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

She’s black she can’t be wrong. It even says so in the bible somewhere.

Skwor on May 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Of course we all know that it was fought in the 20th Century, cause the years start with ’20′, right?

hawkeye54 on May 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Just a brain fart. Nothing to see here.

Seriously.

Skipity on May 1, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Skippy, the 20th century dead and their families thank you.

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM

How did she escape the ‘home’?

pat on May 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Eleanor Holmes Norton, the braindead representative of the District of Columbia. Well, at least we can all give thanks that she can’t vote. Let’s keep it that way.

SC.Charlie on May 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM

If stupid were a scarce resource Democrats would all be rich.

It’s not.

No Truce With Kings on May 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM

a simple brain fart

A democrat tradition.

TinFin on May 1, 2014 at 2:07 PM

She’s black she can’t be wrong. It even says so in the bible somewhere.

Skwor on May 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

She could probably quote you chapter and verse.

hawkeye54 on May 1, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Surely the smartest and brightest from her district.

*groan

chris0christies0donut on May 1, 2014 at 2:08 PM

But the Iraq war occurred in the aughts, i.e. the 21st century….

And her timing is amazing considering the 100 year anniversary of WWI is upon us.

Scottie on May 1, 2014 at 2:08 PM

I nominate the War on Women.

BobMbx on May 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

DC is not even supposed to have her.

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

She beats Maxine Waters in idiocy, something very hard to achieve.

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Librul smart power!

Sven on May 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

But the Iraq war occurred in the aughts, i.e. the 21st century….

And her timing is amazing considering the 100 year anniversary of WWI is upon us.

Scottie on May 1, 2014 at 2:08 PM

WWI? I’d be impressed if she really knew much at all about WWII.

hawkeye54 on May 1, 2014 at 2:11 PM

“Democrats behavior at the Benghazi hearing is appalling…” – Kirsten Powers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBacuQg06xE

workingclass artist on May 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Via the Daily Caller, let’s be charitable and assume this is a simple brain fart about which century is the 20th, not an assertion that Iraq was the worst conflict of the last hundred years.

You can certainly try to be charitable, but I think the effort is doomed to failure. There’s just no way to make this statement make a bit of sense.

The most likely explanation? This is the typical hyperbole of a demagogue.

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

“Democrats behavior at the Benghazi hearing is appalling…” – Kirsten Powers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBacuQg06xE

workingclass artist on May 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Meh, Democrat behavior in general is usually appalling.

hawkeye54 on May 1, 2014 at 2:15 PM

let’s be charitable and assume this is a simple brain fart about which century is the 20th, not an assertion that Iraq was the worst conflict of the last hundred years.

Charity never works – the recipients just expect to get away with more and more – the true meaning of the Democratic party.

It’s part of a larger pattern, including Reid’s Koch-drooling – and please pronounce “koch” the way it is meant there, people. Ha!

Chuck Ef on May 1, 2014 at 2:15 PM

She’s black she can’t be wrong. It even says so in the bible somewhere.

Skwor on May 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Everybody knows that Cleopatra wrote the Bible…and she wasn’t a Ptolemy cause that would make her mostly Greek and privileged or something…

It’s obvious in the Cracker Code.

workingclass artist on May 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Sooooo.. Just imagine. This woman represents (I use the term advisedly) an area of about 10 square miles.

Don Young is the sole representative for Alaska, an area about the size of western europe.

Who do you think has more influence in Congress–Don Young, or this woman who cannot vote?

Vanceone on May 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM

The United States won the war in Iraq…

… Then Obowma gave it to Al Qaeda.

Seven Percent Solution on May 1, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Librul smart power!

Sven on May 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Their smart power has to be used sparingly. Using it too much hurts their brains.

hawkeye54 on May 1, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Via the Daily Caller, let’s be charitable and assume this is a simple brain fart about which century is the 20th,

As a resident of the DC area who hears bleats from this woman on a regular basis, all I can say is that i’m not inclined to think that this was a brain fart. The woman is dumber than a box of rocks.

Is Iraq the most catastrophic war of the 21st century?

I’d suggest that 14 years into the 21st century is way too premature to start making end of the century pronouncements. Who is to say at this point what is going to happen with a nuclear-armed Pakistan, North Korea, or Iran? Even if EHN meant 21st century then it’s still a stupid statement.

As to the 20th century, the most catastrophic, hands down, was WWI.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) federal budget proposal, crowded with unrealistic cuts on critical social programs, is like a scene in a bad The Lord of the Rings sequel. Long, overblown and waiting for a third act–and as unbearably outdated in its outlook on poverty as Gandalf appears in his gray beard. Yet, judging from the media noise, you might come to the conclusion that it’s the only budget proposal there is.

^ Wisdom from the Congressional Black Caucus.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, now in her twelfth term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia, is the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. She serves on two committees: the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure . . .

. . . Congresswoman Norton helped end the city’s most serious financial crisis in a century, in the 1990′s, by achieving a historic package that for the first time restructured the financial relationship between Congress and the District, by transferring $5 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and billions more in state costs to the federal government . . .

. . . The Congresswoman, who taught law full time before being elected, is a tenured professor of law at Georgetown University, teaching an upper-class seminar there every year. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Antioch College in Ohio, she simultaneously earned her law degree and a master’s degree in American Studies from Yale University. Yale Law School has awarded her the Citation of Merit for outstanding alumni, and Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has awarded her the Wilbur Cross Medal for outstanding alumni, the highest awards conferred by each on alumni. She is the recipient of more than 50 honorary degrees . . .

As chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Judicial Nominations Working Group, Norton joined many of her CBC and Senate colleagues, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), at a press conference to celebrate the new filibuster reform rule. In July, Norton’s Judicial Nominations Working Group lead a CBC press conference urging the Senate to move African American judicial nominees forward. The new filibuster rule is the response Norton was after.

^ Wisdom from the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Judicial Nominations Working Group, Eleanor Holmes Norton

I was just curious. Thought I’d share.

Axe on May 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

It’s part of a larger pattern, including Reid’s Koch-drooling – and please pronounce “koch” the way it is meant there, people. Ha!

Chuck Ef on May 1, 2014 at 2:15 PM

WWell, Reid does have quite the Koch fetish – not that there’s anything wrong with that….

dentarthurdent on May 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

OK, maybe the 20th century part of this was just a brainfart.

But is it so hard for leftists to actually check facts before talking out their a$$ to the US Congress?

Allah, how long did it take for you to look up those numbers, about 10 minutes tops? And how much is this wonam being paid?

UltimateBob on May 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

^^^ woman

UltimateBob on May 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

The United States won the war in Iraq…

… Then Obowma gave it to Al Qaeda.

Seven Percent Solution on May 1, 2014 at 2:17 PM

That was a start. Fro them, Bammy’s the gift that keeps on giving.

hawkeye54 on May 1, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Typical lib

neyney on May 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Did she vote to authorize it? I don’t care about the century deal, I bet she says dumber things every day and twice on Sunday.

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM

This is brilliant strategy.

Yes, yes, Benghazi is BUSH’S FAULT!!!!!!11111!!11!1!!!!

brentspolemics on May 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Who do you think has more influence in Congress–Don Young, or this woman who cannot vote?

Vanceone on May 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Any of the single-state critters who can vote have more influence than DC’s shadow Representative.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Charitable AP?

Seriously? This is her opening statement in the Benghazi testimony by General Lovell, a completely vapid, inane, clueless, and move of the goalpost in an insulting moral equivalency argument, to point to alleged bad behavior done a dozen years ago to justify the lies, obfuscation, cover-up, and failings of the present Administration which places political expediency above that of 4 lives?

Vapidity and political posturing like this, combined with a complete intellectual, ethical, and moral bankruptcy, deserves ridicule not a charitable examination of her failed moral equivalency argument or callous attempt at deflection.

Athos on May 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM

The trolls and Jeantels of HA are in the re-ed camp today, or at the May 01 marches. This is for them.

The red carnation is the euro-marxist symbol.

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2014 at 2:21 PM

OK, maybe the 20th century part of this was just a brainfart.

But is it so hard for leftists to actually check facts before talking out their a$$ to the US Congress?

Facts!? They don’t need no facts! They don’t need to check facts, cause what they don’t know, they make up.

hawkeye54 on May 1, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Just a brain fart. Nothing to see here.

Seriously.

Skipity on May 1, 2014 at 2:03 PM

This isn’t the first time. Maybe she she get some Beano.

forest on May 1, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Via the Daily Caller, let’s be charitable and assume this is a simple brain fart about which century is the 20th, not an assertion that Iraq was the worst conflict of the last hundred years.

It still doesn’t make sense, because we’re fewer than 15 years into the 21st century, so saying that X war is the “most catastrophic” of a 14 year old century is completely meaningless.

Missy on May 1, 2014 at 2:24 PM

I would think the ongoing war in the Congo is by far the deadliest – most estimates put the death toll in the millions.

notropis on May 1, 2014 at 2:25 PM

As to the 20th century, the most catastrophic, hands down, was WWI.

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Just curious which factors you’re looking at to put WW1 above WW2 as far as “most catastrophic”?

Total worldwide casualty estimates for WW1 range between 15 million and 65 million, whereas the range for WW2 is 40 million to 85 million.

dentarthurdent on May 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM

I’d suggest that 14 years into the 21st century is way too premature to start making end of the century pronouncements.

Happy Nomad beat me to it.

Missy on May 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Didn’t the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor?

docflash on May 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Affirmative Action at its finest!

rjoco1 on May 1, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Didn’t the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor?

docflash on May 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM

YES! And did we quit? No!!

dentarthurdent on May 1, 2014 at 2:29 PM

She and many of her colleagues were elected for the stream-of-consciousness hyperbolic racist claptrap that spews from their mouths, not for any intelligence behind it.

Chowderhead123 on May 1, 2014 at 2:29 PM

The Kaiser told her so.

John Deaux on May 1, 2014 at 2:31 PM

What would be the result of adding Eleanor Holmes Norton and Hank Johnson’s IQ’s?

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that if it is not a single digit number it might just be a negative one.

And before anyone jumps on me let me just say it first;

RACIST!!!!!!

D-fusit on May 1, 2014 at 2:31 PM

I’d suggest that 14 years into the 21st century is way too premature to start making end of the century pronouncements.

What about the upcoming disaster on Planet P?

BobMbx on May 1, 2014 at 2:32 PM

I nominate the War on Women.

BobMbx on May 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Close the thread, nothing will top this comment

Effay5 on May 1, 2014 at 2:32 PM

One of the Gumby brothers has more brain than EHN.

ajacksonian on May 1, 2014 at 2:33 PM

This is what happens when all you read are comic books.

vityas on May 1, 2014 at 2:33 PM

All this criticism is based on a lack of understanding of liberal/CommonWhore math!

Since we already know that the Constitution is 400 yrs. old in liberal world, but only 227 yrs. old in the real world, it would only make sense, using CommonWhore math, that a century is ‘about’ 14 years long.

Once you start estimigatin’ using your tens sticks and unit circles, the answer becomes clear. A century could be 14 years, as long as you ‘splain why you feel it should be.

Get with the times, boys and girls!

ZeusGoose on May 1, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Give it up Eleanor . . . you’re lost in a thick fog without a compass or a map.

rplat on May 1, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Just curious which factors you’re looking at to put WW1 above WW2 as far as “most catastrophic”?

Total worldwide casualty estimates for WW1 range between 15 million and 65 million, whereas the range for WW2 is 40 million to 85 million.

dentarthurdent on May 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Because WWII was a (nearly) direct result of WWI thanks to the overly-punitive Treaty of Versailles which inspired Hitler’s revenge. The redrawn map of Europe also provided the conditions for the rise of fascism in other weakened nation states.

Also, the generation of European men wiped out in WWI did not father children, so with WWII casualties added, we have the eventual population and therefore economic collapse of Europe to look forward to, not to mention the Eurabia problem.

So, probably more wars on the horizon.

Missy on May 1, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Thank God she doesn’t get to actually cast votes.

notropis on May 1, 2014 at 2:39 PM

ZeusGoose on May 1, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Very good description of CC ZeusGoose. Well Done!

D-fusit on May 1, 2014 at 2:39 PM

“…let’s be charitable…”

No.
Fatal error number one.
Search and Destroy, Alinsky-style.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 1, 2014 at 2:40 PM

She’s just an old fart, period.

Brat on May 1, 2014 at 2:42 PM

“Via the Daily Caller, let’s be charitable and assume this is a simple brain fart about which century is the 20th…”

She doesn’t know where Iraq is either.

AppraisHer on May 1, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Is this the same Congresswoman who hilariously misspelled the President’s name in a tweet?

royal flush on May 1, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Forgot the link:
http://legistalker.org/people/N000147

royal flush on May 1, 2014 at 2:45 PM

wheres shes a non-voting delegate (why do we even allow these????) its hard to say but I thought she had backed the iraq resolution in 2002 or so. just cannot seem to find proof of that.

dmacleo on May 1, 2014 at 2:47 PM

The United States and it’s allies obliterated the fourth largest army in the world in 21 days.

As far as wars go, it could be considered one of the most successful military campaigns in the history of any century.

MichaelGabriel on May 1, 2014 at 2:47 PM

If you were voting for the dumbest woman in Congress and you only had one vote: Donna Edwards, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Sheila Jackson Lee, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Maxine Waters, Frederica Wilson … how could you choose?

bw222 on May 1, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Only a Democrat can get away with being so mindbogglingly stupid.

Ted the Average on May 1, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Missy on May 1, 2014 at 2:38 PM

I don’t disagree with the impact of the points you wrote – but I was just curious as to how Happy Nomad was looking at it.

And I don’t see those things as direct criteria in judging the catastrophe level of each war. I’m just looking at the casualties and destruction directly resulting from each particular war – whereas you seem to put the entirety of WW2 casualties under WW1.
Looking at it that way, you could also say the Korean War and Vietnam War were caused by WW2 – and the same goes for pretty much every other war.

dentarthurdent on May 1, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Give it up Eleanor . . . you’re lost in a thick fog without a compass or a map.

rplat on May 1, 2014 at 2:35 PM

She’s so clueless that she would probably use a GPS and let it lead her right off of a cliff…

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Dan Quayle reads the incorrect spelling of “potato” (as presented to him) off of a card and it’s etched forever in history and even makes into the script of “Murphy Brown,”

This idiot can’t read a calendar and her wet dream of a president can’t spell “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” or recall the number of states in the USA, but nary a word.

Two grads of “‘Tard U.”

dpduq on May 1, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Just a brain fart. Nothing to see here.

Seriously.

Skipity on May 1, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Sorry. When they make misspelling “potato” a crime that proves one unfit to hold office for one of our own, then we have to return fire.

Any way you look at it, she’s an ignorant fool. If she thinks the war happened in the 20th century, then she’s unaware of all the wars that took place in that blood-soaked time. If she thinks that the Iraq War is going to stand up as the most catastrophic of this century, then she lacks all sense of historical comprehension (Darfur anyone?.

dreadnought62 on May 1, 2014 at 2:56 PM

She’s so clueless that she would probably use a couldn’t spell GPS

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Had to be done.

dreadnought62 on May 1, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Please. Maxine is a genius compared to Wisconsin’s own Gwen Moore.

Deano1952 on May 1, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Boy, if there ever was a poster ‘girl’ for the Gimmedat’s … then Elenanor Holmes Norton is The One.

Having dealt with many individuals from all walks of life in the aerospace business, I can say, a given school (e.g. Ivy League) can’t turn a bum into a good engineer, and a good person will succeed and contribute regardless of their institution of higher learning.

EHN may not be a bum but she thinks like one.

Missilengr on May 1, 2014 at 3:06 PM

This is what you end up with when you throw standards out the window.

Murphy9 on May 1, 2014 at 3:09 PM

The only Iraq war in the 20th Century was Desert Storm in 1991, which lasted about four days. How many soldiers did we lose there?

Much fewer than we lost in Vietnam.

Much fewer than we lost in Korea.

Much fewer than we lost in Europe and the Pacific during World War II.

Much fewer than we lost in World War I.

All these wars occurred in the 20th century.

Maybe we can give Rep. Norton the benefit of the doubt and say that Desert Storm was worse than Clinton’s intervention in Kosovo.

Steve Z on May 1, 2014 at 3:11 PM

dentarthurdent on May 1, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Good points, but I still think WWI is the most catastrophic. IMO the causal link between WWII and Korea/Vietnam is not as strong as the one between WWI and WWII.

Missy on May 1, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Exactly who the Founders had in mind when they imagined a representative government.

Bishop on May 1, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Quite possibly the most decrepid piece of organism
since the Cockroach…

ToddPA on May 1, 2014 at 3:14 PM

This is precisely why people don’t always trust Wiki. Iraq didn’t make the list.

20th century

1914–1918 World War I
1914 A Japanese fleet captured the Mariana Islands from Germany without any loss of life. This is notable as the only land action fought during World War I that took place on what is now U.S. soil (Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands).
1918 German submarine SM U-156 attacks the port of Orleans, Massachusetts on July 21, sinking several small vessels, in an action which became known as the Bombardment of Orleans.
1916 Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa leads a night raid on the New Mexico border town of Columbus.
1941–1945 World War II
1941 Japanese surprise attack on American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1942 Bombardment of Fort Stevens, Oregon by Japanese submarine I-25
1942 The Lookout Air Raids by a floatplane from Japanese submarine I-25; incendiary bombs were dropped but did not start a forest fire in Oregon
1941–1945 Mostly during a period known as the “Second Happy Time”, numerous American warships and merchant vessels sunk in American territorial waters by German U-boats.
1942–1943 World War II Battle of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.
1944–1945 Fire balloon bombing of the US by Japanese balloon bombs: six civilians killed, minor damage inflicted.

See also

Bmore on May 1, 2014 at 3:16 PM

She’s so clueless that she would probably use a couldn’t spell GPS

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Well she sure doesn’t know which century she’s in. There’s no way she was referring to the Kuwait war.

cajunpatriot on May 1, 2014 at 3:16 PM

See also
or 21rst if you prefer.
Bmore on May 1, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Bmore on May 1, 2014 at 3:17 PM

6,000,000 Jews were unavailable for comment.

Occams Stubble on May 1, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Good points, but I still think WWI is the most catastrophic. IMO the causal link between WWII and Korea/Vietnam is not as strong as the one between WWI and WWII.

Missy on May 1, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Well, I wasn’t trying to argue with you, but borders drawn at the end of WW2, and who controlled each side were THE cause of the Korean and Vietnam wars.
I don’t disagree with the impact of the Versaille Treaty, but pretty much every war has factors or causes that resulted from a previous war.

I’m just looking at the total casualties, damage, cost and such of each war individually as a judgement of how catastrophic each one was.

dentarthurdent on May 1, 2014 at 3:23 PM

DERP

Good Lt on May 1, 2014 at 3:27 PM

…..and Sharknado was the greatest shark attack in the 21st century.

itsspideyman on May 1, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Norton is a useless stupid womyn. The worst kind of hack.

Whitey Ford on May 1, 2014 at 3:33 PM

C’mon, give her a break. After all she’s almost as intelligent as Sheila Jackson Lee and since their constituents keep sending both of them back to represent them they’re both much smarter than their constituents.

Oldnuke on May 1, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Not sure what the lady with the short hair meant by her out of line comment.

Amazingoly on May 1, 2014 at 3:37 PM

I could save her a hell of a lot on getting her hair done…

by the looks of it, she simply needs to stick her head under my
LawnBoy when it’s running….

ToddPA on May 1, 2014 at 3:44 PM

She’s talking out her backside, as usual.

Anyone who truly believes that a war with 200K dead will remain the ‘gold standard’ of destructiveness for the remainder of the current century has no understanding of history.

Something which I find completely believable about this woman.

JEM on May 1, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Wonder how the Kurds feel about the Iraq war and the Syrian war? Seeing how the no-fly zone would have eventually been lifted, the sanctions were already violated by Europe, and Saddam would have resumed his nuke research, the Iraqi Kurds could well have been wiped out. I think the Shia would have been in for a world of hurt also. Now the Syrian and Iraqi Kurds are pretty much autonomous.

Rancher on May 1, 2014 at 3:58 PM

I doubt this idiot (Norton) understands that centuries increment every 100 years. And as far as terrible wars goes, no doubt HER president’s bungling of foreign policy will lead this country into a much bigger one.

zoyclem on May 1, 2014 at 4:04 PM

American voters: Eleanor Holmes Norton could be the most catastrophic congresscritter of the 20th century all time.

Galtian on May 1, 2014 at 4:10 PM

What a dumb, dumb woman.

Captain Kirock on May 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM

What a dumb, dumb woman.

Captain Kirock on May 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Consider her district.

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2014 at 4:30 PM

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