Never one to hide her opinions, Cher took to Twitter on Saturday night to speak out against the war in Afghanistan and the ongoing presence of the United States in the country.
"I just don’t understand how anyone would want to be a Republican," Cher said in 2009. "I just can’t figure it. I don’t understand.”
Earlier this fall, Cher used Twitter to blast former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle of Nevada. In 2010, Angle had argued that abortion would be wrong even for a young woman who has been raped by her father, because "two wrongs don't make a right." Angle also said rape victims should be counseled to find alternatives to abortion, and thus make "a lemon situation into lemonade." Cher spoke out against Angle, calling her a "STUPID INSENSITIVE B----."
Cher was also outspoken about her dislike for former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. During the 2012 presidential campaign, the singer tweeted, “If ROMNEY gets elected I don’t know if I can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters.” The tweet was later deleted.
Read Cher's tweets about Afghanistan below.
Gen. David McKiernan (June 2008 - June 2009)
Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked for McKiernan's resignation a year before his term as commander was set to end. The firing was seen as a rejection by newly elected President Barack Obama of McKiernan's conventional warfare approach in favor of the more targeted "counterinsurgency" strategy of working to undermine insurgents' pull on the population. <em>Caption: U.S. Army General David McKiernan, Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, speaks after the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State Robert Gates May 6, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gates is in Afghanistan ahead of the increase in U.S. troop presence in the country. (Photo by Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images)</em>
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (June 2009 - June 2010)
McChrystal, who had a background in special operations, came in with a mandate to remake the war effort with the help of "surge" troops ordered by Obama. A year into that push, an article in Rolling Stone magazine quoted members of McChrystal's team making disparaging comments about their commander in chief and other senior administration officials. Obama called McChrystal back to Washington to explain and forced him to resign. <em>Caption: This July 23, 2010 file photo shows Gen. Stanley McChrystal reviewing troops for the last time as he is honored at a retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)</em>
Gen. David Petraeus (July 2010 - July 2011)
Petraeus took over the Afghan command to fill the void left by McChrystal's abrupt departure and agreed to serve for one year. He completed that term and then retired from the military to become CIA director in September 2011. Petraeus resigned as CIA director on Nov. 9 after he had an extramarital affair with his biographer. The affair came out as part of an FBI investigation into suspicious emails between the biographer and another woman. <em>Caption: In this June 23, 2011 file photo, then-CIA Director-desigate Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)</em>
Gen. John Allen (July 2011- Present)
Allen was appointed by Obama to oversee the drawdown of U.S. and international forces ahead of the planned transfer of security responsibility to the Afghan government in 2014. Pentagon officials said early Tuesday that Allen is under investigation for thousands of alleged "inappropriate communications" with the second woman involved in the Petraeus case, a Florida socialite. Allen's nomination to become the next commander of U.S. European Command and the commander of NATO forces in Europe has now been put on hold. <em>Caption: In this March 26, 2012, file photo, Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan listens during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)</em>