Jul 2, 2010 2:18 PM by David Ortiviz, News First 5

GOP chairman: Afghan 'war of Obama's choosing'

Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele says the U.S. mission in Afghanistan is "a war of Obama's choosing" and he should have learned from history that a ground war is unlikely to succeed with the current strategy.

Steele's remarks were captured Thursday on camera at a Connecticut event closed to the media. They later were posted online. Steele had harsh words for the Democratic president and his handling of the nine-year-old war begun by Republican President George W. Bush in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Steele's spokesman sought to explain the comments on Friday, saying the nation wants more answers from Obama about his plans.


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