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Afghanistan is a war of Obama’s choosing

[ Of course it is… Obama authorized the recent “surge” into Afghanistan.  Can’t blame Bush on this one… ]

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Senior Republican claims Afghanistan ‘war of Obama’s choosing’

Michael Steele criticized President Barack Obama and his handling of the nine-year-old war begun by Republican President George W. Bush in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

“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’s tried, over a thousand years of history, has failed,” Steele said. “And there are reasons for that. There are other ways to engage in Afghanistan.”

Republican officials confirmed Mr Steele made the comments at a Connecticut fundraiser, which was closed to the media. The remarks were caught on camera and posted on the internet.

“This was a war of Obama’s choosing,” Steele said. “This is not something the United States has actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in.”

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