NBC’s First Read has found a videotape of RNC Chairman Michael Steele at a Connecticut fundraiser (above). The audio’s not great but in it Steele seems to suggest that President Obama is responsible for the war in Afghanistan. “Keep in mind again, this was a war of Obama’s choosing. This was not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in,” Steele tells the crowd. “Well, if [Obama] is 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?”
Leaving aside the great Princess Bride reference (Vizzini’s advice to “Never get involved in a land war in Asia”), did Steele, um, forget that it was President Bush who invaded Afghanistan?? And since when are Republicans against the war in Afghanistan??
William Kristol calls on Steele to resign.