Rumsfeld: ‘Trained Ape’ Better Diplomat than Obama

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld delivered a scathing review of the Obama administration’s diplomatic debacles in Afghanistan. I’m sure many people will call him a racist, but his remarks were not ad hominem. For the most part, they constrained themselves to facts. Rumsfeld is obviously frustrated with the current international situation, but I think that is also based on the facts—and completely warranted.

Here is a choice excerpt from his interview with Greta Van Susteren:

Our relationship with Karzai and with Afghanistan was absolutely first-rate in the Bush administration. It has gone down hill like a toboggan ever since the Obama administration came in. . . . A trained ape can get a status of forces agreement. It does not take a genius. And we have so mismanaged that relationship.

And the deteriorating situation with Afghanistan has not just been Obama’s fault, according to Rumsfeld:

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