Eleanor Holmes Norton, a ceremonial, non-voting congressional observer from the District of Columbia, referred to the war in Iraq as “perhaps the most catastrophic war of the 20th century by the United States of America.”
The war in Iraq took place in the 21st century.
If it did take place in the 20th century, it wouldn’t have been anywhere close to the most catastrophic war involving the United States. World Wars I and II, Vietnam and the Korean War were all of course far more “catastrophic.”
Holmes Norton made the comments during a House Oversight Committee hearing on the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya.