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Steele claims Afghanistan is Obama's war

Related article: McCain calls Steele's remarks on Afghan war 'wildly inaccurate'

By Ann Telnaes  |  July 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Afghanistan , Federal government , Foreign Policy , Obama White House  
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The real truth is that War exists in the Middle East(and elsewhere) to feed the enormous Arms Industry in the world. What presidents are compelled to do is uphold those policies - whoever they are.The rest is fairy tales for the public.

Posted by: Sacha2 | July 15, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

i hate to say this but steele is correct on both statements -- as my uncle says a blind hog occassionaly finds an acorn

Posted by: oldhat | July 6, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Because George W. Bush declared "Mission Accomplished" on May 1, 2003, does not relieve him George and the Republican Chicken-hawks of responsibility. Though Chicken-hawk Bush was Commander-in-Chief of the War in Afghanistan from 9-11-2001 to 01-20-2009, over seven years, when his term was over, the war was still going on. The United States activity in World War Two lasted less than five years. To blame Obama, or anyone that inherited this dilemma, is the equivalent of some idiot setting his house on fire, then blaming the Fire Department for not putting it out. The wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq are the result of the Bush Administration’s Mission Unaccomplished.

Posted by: lynnlm | July 5, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Even BETTER than Yesterday! Thanks again!

Best and most accurate comment of the day:

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Posted by: lufrank1 | July 5, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Michael can perhaps be excused for he simply extends pretzel GOP logic, that also faults Obama for not clearing out oil industry shills from the Bush administration MMS...

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Posted by: RField7 | July 5, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Take off the Republican pin on his lapel, and you can substitute Obama for all the lies that he has told. Many more than Steeles.

Posted by: joanz3 | July 5, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

myvoice3--All the negative situations in the US is the result of actions taken by both Democrats and Republicans. Our President could stop fighting the Taliban and withdraw from Afghanistan. They had nothing to do with the 9/11 terrorist attack and would probably negotiate the end of the Heroin trade. It makes me sick to see our military standing guard over poppy fields. It has already been stated that AL Qaeda is in Pakistan. The escalation of this war has increased the amount of enemies the US has around the World. The US should have been allowed to deal with Hussein and Iraq properly after the liberation of Kuwait. The Saudis are actually responsible for the troubles we are now having with Islamic terrorism. I might add the economy in Kuwait is doing just fine!

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | July 5, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

The cartoon would have been more accurate if it had a characture of someone wearing a Donkey. Of course, Tenales is a staunch liberal, so that will never happen.

Posted by: Isaldur43 | July 5, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

To hear many of today's the politicians one would believe that our country went from Bill Clinton to Obama with no one in between. The GOP wants to divert the public's attention to what went wrong for eight years and blame the current administration. Steele's comment is just another example of politicians trying to rewrite history to suite their own political agendas.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | July 5, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

winemaster2--John McCain spent 5 1/2 years as a POW in the Hanoi Hilton. I say that should make him a war hero in almost any-one's eyes. But I do not respect him as a government leader. Until people are allowed to protest this war in Afghanistan and all the other atrocities taking place within our government only our President, the Commander and Chief, should be held responsible. Neither McCain or Obama have been true to their pledges made during the campaign. Obama sent 30,000 more troops to add to the 70,000 we already have there. It is a country that we will never be able to make any positive difference in. They make all their money in the Heroin trade. Al Qaeda is now in Pakistan. This war is not one we can afford.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | July 5, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

So now with the nation economic terror besieged, ideologically divide, polarized and on a fast track of self destruction from within, these conservative republican malignant narcissist, chronic scape goaters, uncorrectable grab baggers, with their perversity of inequality, rights only of their kind are all ganging up on their like mined one black token of the same hypocrite duplicity and culpability calling the BS untenable war as the AMERICAS WAR. When over 70 % of Americans have denounced it and demand the bloody menace to be ended.

The new 4 star peacock and his to win proclamation in a new country of old ancestral land, is as absurd as the whole quagmire of quagmires now in its 8 year. Notwithstanding that the that other boondoggle in Iraq is about ready to blow up again to kingdom come.

The bloody song and dance of democracy twisting in the wind because the warring factions are as far apart of getting nothing done except for their own corruption and self interests while the three times a day bombing my the enemy continue with impunity.

Far worst is political junket headed by the old senile McCain the fake war hero, and his side kick the fruit cake Lindsey Graham and the forked tongued Lieberman a**h*** doing his usual meddling. All toll wasting US taxpayers money and inconveniencing the misled and gullible troops from their R and R.

Posted by: winemaster2 | July 4, 2010 11:44 PM | Report abuse

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