1. Gaffes

    Steele Trashes Afghan War

    It’s been awhile since we’ve had a gaffe from RNC Chairman Michael Steele. He must have been saving up for this one, because it’s pretty big: Speaking about Afghanistan at a fundraiser in Connecticut, he said, “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.” It’s not so much that Steele’s opinions are wrong as that they’re at odds with the party he’s supposed to represent. In a statement, the RNC said that Steele “clearly supports our troops” and “Congress must stop playing politics with the war and provide the funding our troops need to win and come home.”

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