Monday, July 5, 2010

EMBARRASSING - GOP Nat'l Committee Chairman Doesn't Know How Afghanistan War Started

Okay, you know I'm not conservative, but this is really embarrassing for the GOPers, too. I just read that Michael Steele (former Lt. Governor of Maryland) is leading the Republican National Committee and doesn't even know that George W. Bush is the one that brought our troops to Afghanistan after 9/11. 1) It's embarrassing 2) Jr. High School students know who brought us into Afghanistan 3) Can't the GOP get a more intelligent, charismatic leader?

HEADLINE: Conservatives Say Michael Steele Should Resign Over Afghan War Remarks
Conservative strategist William Kristol, former South Carolina party chairman Katon Dawson and other Republicans are calling for the resignation of Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele over Steele's suggestion that the U.S. effort in Afghanistan is doomed.
At a fundraiser in Noank, Conn., Steele blamed the U.S. troubles in Afghanistan on the Obama administration and expressed doubts about coalition forces' ability to succeed in the violence-torn country.
"Keep in mind again, for our federal candidates, this was a war of Obama's choosing," Steele said. "This is not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in."
"It was the president who was trying to be cute by half by flipping a script demonizing Iraq, while saying the battle really should be in Afghanistan," Steele said, referring to Obama's insistence during the presidential campaign that the U.S. should be focused on Afghanistan instead of Iraq.
"Well, if he's such a student of history, has he not understood that, you know, that's the one thing you don't do, is engage in a land war in Afghanistan? All right, because everyone who has tried, over a thousand years of history, has failed. And there are reasons for that. There are other ways to engage in Afghanistan."
Former president George W. Bush ordered U.S. troops to Afghanistan in October 2001 in response to the Sept. 11 attacks by terrorists based there. Obama has said publicly for at least eight years that while he opposed the invasion of Iraq, he supported the war in Afghanistan.
Steele's comments, including using the word "comical" to describe the events leading to the forced resignation of Afghanistan commander Stanley McChrystal, sparked an outcry from commentators as a video of his remarks made its way around the Internet. FULL STORY: http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/07/02/michael-steele-says-afghan-war-doomed-republicans-call-for-resi/ LA TIMES: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/02/nation/la-na-rnc-steele-20100703 PBS NEWS HOUR: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/military/july-dec10/news_07-02.html CBS NEWS: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20009569-503544.html and 1,482 other articles. AND... if you don't believe it, there's video of it on-line.

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