...at the DNC issues a press release.
As The Washington Post's Greg Sargent writes, and I couldn't agree more: "this is Karl Rove's playbook. I don't care how often Republicans do it—this blog is not on board with this kind of thing from either party." Indeed, at The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol revealingly echoed the DNC, demanding that Steele resign for his "affront" to the soliders. Ironically, there was just a vote on war funding last night in the House, and numerous Democrats—93 of them on a mild anti-war measure and 22 on a stronger one—voted to end the war in Afghanistan, many arguing exactly what Steele just said about the futility of the war. Do the DNC's Rovian insults mean that these anti-war Democrats are also guilty of wanting to "walk away from the fight against Al Qaeda," "undermin[ing] the morale of our troops," and "betting against our troops and rooting for failure in Afghanistan"?
By all means, the ludicrous hypocrisy and illogic of Steele's attempt to place all blame on the Democrats for this war should be screamed from the mountaintops—Obama inherited and (with te overwhelming support of the GOP) escalated the war, but he did not start it—but equating war opposition with disrespect to the Troops or cowardice is destructive and stupid no matter who is doing it.