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This is hilarious. Right-wing columnist Ann Coulter claimed on the Canadian news show the Fifth Estate that Canada sent troops to Vietnam. Veteran Canadian journalist and anchor Bob McKeown promptly corrected her leading to this exchange.

Coulter: "Canada used to be one of our most loyal friends and vice-versa. I mean Canada sent troops to Vietnam - was Vietnam less containable and more of a threat than Saddam Hussein?"

McKeown interrupts: "Canada didn't send troops to Vietnam."

Coulter: "I don't think that's right."

McKeown: "Canada did not send troops to Vietnam."

Coulter (looking desperate): "Indochina?"

McKeown: "Uh no. Canada ...second World War of course. Korea. Yes. Vietnam No."

Coulter: "I think you're wrong."

McKeown: "No, took a pass on Vietnam."

Coulter: "I think you're wrong."

McKeown: "No, Australia was there, not Canada."

Coulter: "I think Canada sent troops."

McKeown: "No."

Coulter: "Well. I'll get back to you on that."

McKeown tags out in script:

"Coulter never got back to us -- but for the record, like Iraq, Canada sent no troops to Vietnam."

Obviously Coulter thinks she knows more than the Canadians about when and where they have deployed troops. Canada, in fact, stayed neutral during the Vietnam War.

Video of the segment is available here.


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