Friday, July 2, 2010

Contemplating Michael Steele

So it seems RNC chairman Michael Steele has put his foot in his mouth again. However, the statements he has made are so enlightening that is makes me wanna dance like Fred Astaire in The Gay mutherfuckin' Divorcee.

Some of the highlights:

"This was a war of Obama's choosing.This is not something the United States has actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in."

"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, alright, because everyone who's tried over a thousand years of history has failed."

"The [General] McChrystal incident, to me, was very comical. I think it's a reflection of the frustration that a lot of our military leaders has with this Administration and their prosecution of the war in Afghanistan."

So Mr. Steele thinks Obama is no student of history eh? Well Mr. Steele is no student of recent history. Let's not even began with the fact his own President from the Republican party basically entered into a land war in Iraq, because, as he says, "everyone who's tried over a thousand years of history has failed." Right.

Mr. Steele bashing Obama for Afghanistan's failures is like the pot calling the kettle black. Puhleeze.

Add this to the fact that a great many Republicans are supportive of the Afghan war and even want to stay beyond 2011 to "get the job done." There are Democrats too, but there are a significant many now opposing the policies in Afghanistan.

Hopefully, with a top Republican official denouncing Obama's Afghanistan "war", there will be more recognition of the hopeless situation there because it just doesn't get so much attention when Democrats voice their displeasure with Afghanistan.

Inevitably, Steele has released a statement about-facing everything he stated at the fundraiser. Too bad it's all on tape.

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