The Real Sin of Michael Steele

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    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]An excellent article by Pat Buchanan.[/FONT][/FONT]

    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]The Real Sin of Michael Steele[/FONT][/FONT]
    by Patrick J. Buchanan​

    "This was a war of Obama's choosing. This is not something the United States has actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in."

    Strictly speaking, Republican Party Chair Michael Steele was way off base when he made this remark at a closed-door meeting of party contributors in Connecticut.

    For the war began in 2001 under George W. Bush and was backed by almost all Americans, who collectively cheered the downfall of the Taliban and the rout of al-Qaida from its sanctuary in Afghanistan.


    When exactly did supporting Obama's war policy become a litmus test for loyal Republicans?

    What the War Party is up to here is a naked attempt to impose its orthodoxy, about the threat of "Islamofascism" and the Long War, on the entire GOP, 28 months before a presidential election.

    Republicans of all persuasions should recoil at such arrogance.

    For whence does it come, if not the same hawks and neocons who beat the drums for a unnecessary war on Iraq that cost 4,000 U.S. dead, 35,000 wounded and $700 billion, while making widows and orphans of half a million Iraqis?

    And what was that all about? Invading and occupying a country that never attacked us – to strip it of weapons it did not have.


    The time for Republicans to decide on what the foreign policy of the party and a new administration should be is in the primaries of 2012. Until then, let every voice be heard, including that of Michael Steele.

    - rest at

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