Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, speaking yesterday in Connecticut:
“The McChrystal incident, to me, was very comical. And I think it’s a reflection of the frustration that a lot of our military leaders have with this Administration and their prosecution of the war in Afghanistan,” said Steele. “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.”
” . . 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.”
Can’t wait till the troops in Afghanistan hear that. We’re going into the celebratory weekend of July 4, and today is the 267th day of the ninth year of the War.
UPDATE: In the comments, I suggested the GOP – other than Darth Kristol – was not taking notice. They are.
UPDATE AGAIN: Actually, things seem to be moving along . . . when The Corner at National Review Online speaks thusly, a new weather front has moved in . . .
“Rarely do you see such an impressive combination of tone-deafness and falsity. Amazing that the chairman could utter so much that is incorrect with his foot so far in his mouth.”