Jane Fonda calls Iraq war a ''mistake''
She may have apologized recently for her ”Hanoi Jane” incident, but that doesn’t mean Jane Fonda is clamming up about politics. The 67-year-old actress appeared on Late Show with David Letterman yesterday, and won the audience’s applause when she spoke out against the war in Iraq.
”I think the war is wrong. I think it’s a mistake, and I think that we should get out,” she told Letterman. Fonda, who is promoting her new tell-all autobiography, My Life So Far, as well as the Jennifer Lopez comedy Monster in Law that opens next month, was responding to a question from Letterman after he held up a 1972 photo of her sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun.
In a recent 60 Minutes interview, Fonda said she regretted that moment in her life: ”The image of Jane Fonda, ‘Barbarella,’ Henry Fonda’s daughter…sitting on an enemy aircraft gun was a betrayal…the largest lapse of judgment that I can even imagine,” she said.
But Fonda told Letterman she objects to the way that image is used today by her enemies to ”promulgate their right-wing, narrow world view. It really doesn’t have anything to do with me and it’s kind of sick.”
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