This is from The Hill in response this video:
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) pushed out the video, which shows Steele saying that the war is of Obama's choosing and that it is nearly impossible to win a land war in the Central Asian country.
"Keep in mind again, federal candidates, this was a war of Obama's choosing. This was not something that the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in, he said. But it was the president who was trying to be cute by half by building a script demonizing Iraq, while saying the battle really should be in Afghanistan. Well, if he is 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?"
The war started with Bush 9 years ago, and Obama start the war. Bush did because we were attacked by Al-Quaeda, which were stationed in that country. They attacked us first.
Regarding his comment that it's "nearly impossible" to win a war in the Central Asian country, he referencing the history of the region. Invaders from Alexander the Great to the Soviet Union in the 1980's haven't had trouble conquering and holding onto the mountainous country. He isn't saying that it is impossible for the US to. win, but it doesn't sound that way from how he said it.
This is just another gaffe in the long line of gaffes from the leader of the RNC. He's quickly becoming the Republican answer to Joe "FDR is 1st President to address the nation via TV" Biden Hey, maybe Steele will be VP in two years.
Unfortunately for Steele, this won't be the case because he has an unforgivable flaw that Biden doesn't have. He is a Republican. So, the mainstream media won't let him forget his gaffes like they have done w Biden.
There have been increasing calls from the right that Steele should resign for a while now because of his foot-in-mouth affliction. This comment is just making it worse.