Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne found some truth in Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele's much-criticized comments about Afghanistan, noting that it was a "war Obama's choosing" in that the president chose to escalate. Plus, Dionne wrote, "even if Steele was just popping off, he had a right to offer his opinion without being accused of undermining our troops or 'rooting for failure.' Some of our greatest leaders, from Abraham Lincoln to Robert F. Kennedy, courageously stood up against wars in their day. Steele is no Lincoln and he is no Kennedy, but as an American, he enjoys the same rights they had." Meanwhile, Steele said Thursday that despite the controversy, "I ain't going anywhere."
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