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所以Ron Paul支持迈克尔·斯蒂尔(Michael Steele)对阿富汗战争的评论。有一点,由于许多共和党人希望将他碎尸万段,希望党派领袖在为所欲为之前多加考虑。为免你曾错过这些评论,以下就是斯蒂尔所说的,这是周五晚在康涅狄格的资金筹集活动上说的。

我们要记住,为了我们的联邦候选人,这场战争是奥巴马选择的。而不是美国积极从事和希望卷入的战争。

斯蒂尔被迫澄清自己的言论。是的,有一些内容可能我们错过了。让我们与CNN外事记者Jill Daugherty一起来讨论一下。那么,Jill,如果许

多有权势的共和党人说他们的领袖不为自己的党派说话,这并不是一个好现象。

是的,实际上共有两名非常重要的共和党人。他们对斯蒂尔的言论作出反应并提出谴责时,他们刚好就在阿富汗。让我们来听一下。

我认为这些说法是非常不准确的。我认为,斯蒂尔应该认真衡量一下他是否应该继续领导共和党,担任共和党全国委员会主席。

失望,愤怒,伤心,这是未被告知的,不必要的,不明智的,不合时宜的评论。这不是奥巴马总统的战争,而是美国的战争。

他们只是没有说斯蒂尔应该辞职。但是其他一些共和党人却说他应该下台。其中一人就是非常有影响力的保守派评论员Bill Crystal,此外还有Liz Cheney。这两人都认为斯蒂尔应该辞职。

那么,你是怎么看的呢?他会被迫辞职吗?很明显,现在已有人要求他这样做,但是实际情况是怎样的呢?

你知道,还有另外一种有趣的评论。众议员Ron Paul说,看,斯蒂尔筹集到了很多资金,整个共和党都做的很好。他辩称,斯蒂尔将许多年轻的投票者吸引到了共和党。所以,他凑巧赞同对阿富汗的某些评论,所以现在共和党许多有影响力的人对此都感到很高兴,觉得这样就足够了。

我们将对这件事的余波进行追踪报道。Jill Daugherty,非常感谢你。现在,斯蒂尔称自己是送给民主党的礼物。对大佬党来说,他更像一个不断出现过失的傻子。是否还记得,去年他取笑总统的医疗改革计划?我问了他一个简单的问题。他的医疗保健提供者是谁?他现在是否满意?

你拥有的是什么样的医疗保健?

我通过RAC享受私人医疗保健。

你可以看到,他实际上并没有回答我的问题。实际上,他的医疗保健有许多来源。

现在,墨西哥湾漏油灾难已经是第77天。现在,我们正等待巨大的“鲸鱼号”除油船进入世界上范围该地区。

如果通过确认,鲸鱼号将加入清理浮油的队伍。昨天,共有550艘船只在墨西哥湾地区清理漏油。今天早上,BP发布的最新成本数字称,他们为

应对这场灾难已经花费了31亿美元。联邦政府已经将另外1100平方英里的海域列入禁止捕鱼的范围。这导致墨西哥湾联邦水域关闭了大约三分之一,此举是为了保证海产品的质量。

庆祝美国的生日之后,今天早上醒来是否发现自己的耳旁仍然萦绕着烟花的声音?可以回顾一下华盛顿纪念碑的烟花表演。昨天晚上,首都为独立日庆典上演了盛大的庆祝活动。

So Ron Paul supports Michael Steele's comments about the Afghan war. Well, there's one, because many Republicans are ripping him apart and wishing the party head would think before he jams his foot in the party's mouth. In case you missed it, here's what Mr. Steele said. It was late Friday at a fundraiser in Connecticut.

Keep in mind, again, for our federal candidates, this is a war of Obama's choosing. This is not, this is not something the United States actively prosecuted or want to engage in.

Steele has been forced to clarify his comments. Yes, there are some new ones that we might have missed. Let's talk about it, with CNN's foreign affairs correspondent Jill Daugherty. So, Jill, not a good sign when you have many powerful Republicans saying that the head of their party doesn't speak for them.

Yeah, in fact, two very important Republicans. And they happen to have been in Afghanistan when they reacted and they condemned what Mr. Steele said. Let's listen.

I think those statements are wildly inaccurate. I think that Mr. Steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the Republican Party as chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Dismayed, angry, upset, it was an uninformed, unnecessary, unwise, untimely comment. This is not a President Obama's war. This is America's war.

So they stopped short of saying that Steele should actually step down. But some other Republicans are saying that he should. One of them is Bill Crystal, the influential conservative commentator, and also Liz Cheney, another one, both saying he should resign, Kyra.

So what do you think? Will he be forced to resign? Obviously, there's people calling for it now, but what's the reality of it actually happening?

Well, you know, if you, there's another comment that's kind of interesting, and that's Representative Ron Paul who makes the point, he says, look, Steele has raised a lot of money, the Republicans over all are doing well. He's attracting, he argues, younger voters in people to the party. So, and he happens to agree with some of the comments about Afghanistan, so there is another school, but you have to say that a lot of the really, you know, well-known influential people in the party are not happy with this and think enough is enough.

We'll follow the fallout, shall we say. Jill Daugherty, thanks so much. Now Steele is the guy who called himself the gift that keeps on giving for Democrats. For the GOP, he's more like the gaffe that keeps on goofing. Remember last year when he was dissing the president's health reform plan? I asked him a simple question. Who was his health care provider and was he satisfied?

What kind of health care do you have?

I have, I have private health care through, through the RAC.

He really couldn't answer the question, as you could see, and there's a lot more where that came from.

Day 77 of the Gulf oil disaster. Right now we're awaiting results from this weekend's test run of the A Whale, a massive retrofitted cargo ship converted into the world's largest oil-skimming vessel.

If approved, the A Whale, would join, Whale, rather, would join an oil-skimming flotilla of 550 ships that were working yesterday in the Gulf. This morning, new cost figures from BP who now say that they've spent more than 3.1 billion dollars responding to the disaster. The feds have put another 1100 square miles of the Gulf off limits for fishing. And that closes roughly a third of the Gulf of Mexico's federal waters, a precaution taken to ensure the quality of seafood.

Did you wake up this morning with your ears ringing after celebrating America's birthday? Check out this spectacular fireworks display at the Washington monument. Last night the nation's capital put on quite a celebration for the Fourth of July.


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