"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?"Apparently, it was just a fake war until Obama's presidency.
UPDATE: Several anti-war progressives have praised Steele for stating that the war is unwinnable. See, e.g., A cycle of stupidity. For the same reason, several conservatives have demanded that he resign as RNC chair. See, e.g., A Letter to Michael Steele.