Sheila Jackson Lee: "Today we have two Vietnams, side by side"

Another modern history lesson from a woman who once wondered why the Pathfinder didn’t take a photo of the American flag that Neil Armstrong planted on Mars in 1969. The clip comes via Moe Lane, who notes that she does correctly identify the number of American troops killed in action — which, er, cuts against the possibility that she’s simply confusing ‘Nam with Korea in her two-state model.

If you think this clip’s depressing, brace yourself: It’s not even the dumbest thing she said today.

Update: Moe e-mails to point out that Lee did know the score on Vietnam as recently as 10 years ago. To borrow a favorite White House phrase, perhaps she simply spoke, er, “inartfully” here?