RNC chairman Michael Steele is either dumb or really likes making his party angry and/or sigh, because yesterday he was caught on video in a circus tent saying that the Afghanistan war is bad and didn’t need to be fought. (And Obama is a bad president for inventing this war.) Steele forgot that Republicans love wars, such as the one in Afghanistan, which Republicans invented a decade ago to celebrate the first 9/11. He also forgot nobody cares what the Republican Party chairman says unless he says something crazy. Like he always does.
“Keep in mind again, federal candidates, this was a war of Obama’s choosing. This is not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in.”
Whaaaa? There was something commonly referred to as 9/11 maybe? And there was a president named George W. Bush? We’ll give Steele the benefit of the doubt and say he meant this is a different war than the one it was before, because somehow no Republican ran up to Steele and stabbed him when he said this.
“But 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. 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.”
That was cute? Well, yeah, everything Obama does is adorable. That man is a walking Lisa Frank product.
At least we can respect Michael Steele for his doctorate in Afghanistan history. [TPM]