The foreign policy wisdom of Michael Steele. It isn't so much that he seems to be against the Afghanistan counterinsurgency plan (though it would be weird for an RNC chairman to take a position on an issue that divides his party with most of the party's leaders being mostly on the other side of the issue), it is his suggestion that the war was some kind of Democratic Party creation. I think I get what he was driving at in his incompetent and bombastic way. He wanted all the American losses in Afghanistan to be blamed on Obama. But he can't even get that right, and ends up sounding as if he thinks that the war in Afghanistan started in late January 2009. William Kristol wants Steele to go. Me too, but for slightly different reasons. Though it is disgusting to see him try to turn the Afghanistan War into a political footbalI and try to extract political profit from American suffering and (potential) failure, I don't think Steele has done any real damage to the American war effort in Afghanistan. I think that nobody (or almost nobody) takes him seriously enough for his opinion to matter. The greater problem is that he won't stop saying foolish things. He seems to have neither the self-knowledge nor the self-control needed to improve his performance. He should quit quietly and let some more competent person take over the job of RNC chairman. But the same flaws that make him such an embarrassment as RNC chairman might also prevent him from doing what is best for his party.