Rep. Gohmert: U.S. Could Have Won Vietnam War

Somebody tell CPAC it's 2013


In a speech that spanned several decades of U.S. foreign policy, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, tied together the Vietnam War, the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and mostly blamed it all on Jimmy Carter.

Gohmert was speaking on a panel called "Too Many American Wars? Should We Fight Anywhere and Can We Afford It?", and began by stating that "Vietnam was winnable, but people in Washington decided we should not win it." He added that the "lesson" of Vietnam is that "you don't send American men and women into harm's way unless you're gonna give them what they need" to win.