Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele was absolutely right. Afghanistan is Obama’s war and, judging by other recent Democratic ventures in military affairs, isn’t likely to turn out well…
Our troops are the most magnificent in the world, but they’re not the ones setting military policy. The president is — and he’s basing his war strategy on the chants of Moveon.org cretins.
Nonetheless, Bill Kristol and Liz Cheney have demanded that Steele resign as head of the RNC for saying Afghanistan is now Obama’s war — and a badly thought-out one at that. (Didn’t liberals warn us that neoconservatives want permanent war?)
This will doubtless start a major row within American conservatism in general and the Republican Party in particular. But it’s time for that debate, no matter how acrimonious it gets. I haven’t agreed with Coulter on everything, and have had fun at her expense over her difficulties of voting in Palm Beach, but she has the prominence to take this stand and make it stick with a good number of people.
And her last statement should gladden the hearts of many over at Asia Times Online (such as Pepe Escobar, the late Julian Delasantellis would have also been amused) who rail against American hegemony:
I thought the irreducible requirements of Republicanism were being for life, small government and a strong national defence, but I guess permanent war is on the platter now, too.