Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton referred to the war in Iraq as “perhaps the most catastrophic war of the 20th century by the United States of America.” She is the District of Columbia’s non-voting observer in Congress. The first problem with this is the Iraq war was started March of 2003, which is in the 21st century. But giving her the benefit of doubt, even if we included the Iraq war in the 20th century it would be far from the most catastrophic war of this century. I would call World War II or the Vietnam War far more catastrophic, but real history doesn’t matter when you are trying to push a political agenda. She did help create a new hashtag on twitter #eleanorholmesnortonhistory with a bunch of new history lessons from her fans.