View Full Version : Sen. Orrin Hatch Refers To Iraq As Vietnam, A War Is A War Is A War

11-29-2005, 07:00 PM
Hatch refers to Iraq as Vietnam



WASHINGTON - Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, flubbed Monday and referred to Iraq as Vietnam while commenting on Fox News against an immediate troop withdrawal.

"The Democratic Party seems to be taken over by the Michael Moore contingent in their attitude toward Vietnam, and they continually call for a withdrawal of troops at a time when we haven't finished the job," Hatch said on the network's morning show. Hatch's spokesman acknowledged the error, which was first reported on the American Prospect Web log.

Spokesman Peter Carr said the Utah senator had been reading a magazine article that referred to analogies between the Iraq and Vietnam wars and misstated what he meant to say.

A transcript of the interview provided by Congressional Quarterly replaced "Vietnam" with "Iraq," without any mention of a correction. A CQ subsidiary later acknowledged making a mistake in the transcription and the actual version of the comments was later posted.

- Thomas Burr

11-29-2005, 07:22 PM
Yeah, it's not time to get out of Vietnam yet. Ha ha!

11-29-2005, 07:22 PM
If it were up to people like him, we probably would still be in Vietnam.

11-29-2005, 07:30 PM
It just boggles my mind... Iraq should be on the forefront of EVERY politicians' mind... "Ok... how are we going to bring our troops home from Iraq", or "Iraq is costing us Billions", etc... but not this guy... this guy doesn't even care enough about Iraq to remember its' name.

11-29-2005, 07:46 PM
Yeah, what a dumbass.