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Jane Fonda calls Iraq war a ''mistake.'' She says her enemies are using her Vietnam past to further a right-wing agenda

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.''

Originally posted Apr 07, 2005