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Ann Coulter: Michael Steele Was 'Right' About Afghanistan, Bill Kristol 'Must Resign'

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 07/08/10 11:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:00 PM ET

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Ann Coulter: Michael Steele 'Was Absolutely Right' About Afghanistan, Bill Kristol 'Must Resign'

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter is coming to the defense of embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele amid the fallout from his recent comments that the Afghanistan war was one "of Obama's choosing."

Coulter made her reaction to Steele's comments clear in a column published Wednesday on the right-wing website WorldNetDaily:

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.

It has been idiotically claimed that Steele's statement about Afghanistan being Obama's war is "inaccurate" - as if Steele is unaware Bush invaded Afghanistan soon after 9/11. (No one can forget that - even liberals pretended to support that war for three whole weeks.)

In the piece titled "Bill Kristol Must Resign," Coulter also pushed back against conservative critics who called for Steele's resignation after he made the controversial remarks:

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?)

I thought the irreducible requirements of Republicanism were being for life, small government and a strong national defense, but I guess permanent war is on the platter now, too.

Of course, if Kristol is writing the rules for being a Republican, we're all going to have to get on board for amnesty and a "National Greatness Project," too - other Kristol ideas for the Republican Party. Also, John McCain. Kristol was an early backer of McCain for president - and look how great that turned out!

While a host of prominent Republican voices have condemned Steele and his criticism, Kristol and Cheney were among the few who didn't stop short of demanding the RNC Chairman step down from his post. Coulter in her column concludes: "Inasmuch as demanding resignations is another new Republican position, here's mine: Bill Kristol and Liz Cheney must resign immediately."

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