Skip to comments.Donald Rumsfeld: 'It does not take a genius'
Posted on 03/25/2014 8:30:48 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Donald Rumsfeld: 'It does not take a genius' By: Tal Kopan March 25, 2014 06:13 AM EDT
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is blasting the Obama administrations handling of Afghanistan, saying a trained ape could have done a better job in diplomatic relations with the country.
We have status of forces agreements probably with 100, 125 countries in the world, Rumsfeld said Monday night on On the Record with Greta van Susteren on Fox News. This administration, the White House and the State Department, have failed to get a status of forces agreement. A trained ape could get a status of forces agreement. It does not take a genius.
The George W. Bush Cabinet official who presided over the beginning of the war in Afghanistan said that relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai were good under Bush, but have gone downhill like a toboggan under President Barack Obama.
Rumsfeld said he understands the position Karzai is in, from badmouthing U.S. officials to recently announcing he supports Russian President Vladimir Putin on annexing the Crimean region of Ukraine.
United States diplomacy has been so bad, so embarrassingly bad, that Im not the least bit surprised that he felt cornered and is feeling he has to defend himself in some way or hes not president of that country, Rumsfeld said. We have so mismanaged that relationship.
Rumsfeld called out individual members of the Obama administration, including the president himself, for comments he said trashed the Afghan president.
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Rummy may be on to something...
I don’t know about the “trained ape” thing. We did have Hillary as SoS for much of the past several years. Is Rummy insulting trained apes?
I'll bite by typing fingers responding to this.
Does Rummy reallly not realize that Obama is on the Taliban’s side?
Good to hear from Rumsfeld. We are not the U.S. we used to be.
HE SAID APE! HE SAID APE!
Racist, racist, racist!
A trained ape?How about a shaved one?
Rummy is right on the mark with this.
“Donald Rumsfeld: ‘It does not take a genius’”
Well, that’s a good thing, because this administration is fresh out of genius. Or, much like 7-Up, “never had it, never will.”
Koko should be offended!
Does a Pig In A Pantsuit = A Trained Ape?
She probably would do a better job at foreign policy that the scurvy, scrofulous crew we have doing it now. LOL.
Ted Nugent, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
Looking at it from Karzi’s point of view, Obama started out by dithering about extra troops in a surge which, when implemented, would bring claims of civilian deaths. The extra troops came with an expiration date in 2014, after which Karzi would have to deal with the situation rather than just sit back and watch the money flow to his offshore accounts.
Of course Karzi started yelling about civilian deaths while conveniently ignoring those caused by his future business partners in the Taliban. He got the American ROE changed to benefit the Taliban. Now he is “selling” himself to his future business partners who are impatient to take over. Now Karzi is just committed to getting the Americans out and his own escape plans.
It makes sense to me, but then I’m just a trained ape. Better trained than Obama though.
It also doesn’t take a genius to realize the stupidity of remaining in a country where the government wants you out. Why should we leave troops in Afghanistan, dangling by a rope, supporting a corrupt Afghan administration, with little or no chance of accomplishing anything?.
That is a damn insult to trained apes.
Obama is an undocumented, non vetted, sociopath
with multiple SS#, names, birth certificates, stories,
and 5 years of Tyranny against the US Constitution.
Trained apes are vetted, have credentials,
and do not lie.
He was CONTRASTING the performance of this Administration with that of a “trainned ape”.
We WAS NOT COMPARING!!!!!
It does take a “genius” to bring the USA to it’s knees and obummer is doing just that in economic and foreign policies.
That’ll be the focus in 5,4,3,2...Not the fact that commander zero turned Afcrapistan over to the “tolibon”.
Exactly. This is all according to plan. Besides, didn’t Rummy help get the PATRIOT Act implemented?
Trained ape, huh? Ouch. That’s going to leave a mark.
We should have saved Travis the Chimp for future dealings with Putin.
Reality = Obama is amazingly incompetent in foreign policy matters.
Note: Rummy did not call Obama an ape. He said he was dumber than an ape.
Like him or not, Rumsfeld does not dissemble, and I’m liking him for it.
Kudos to Trained Apes all over the world................
Uh oh. “Trained ape” = racism!!!!
a trained ape could have done a better job in diplomatic relations with the country...
Oh Oh...A trained ape is smarter than a black President...Rumsfeld is in big trouble now...
Rumsfeld may have a point in the short-term. The Obama administration has bungled nearly every foreign relationship the U.S. has, and Afghanistan is no exception.
Long-term, though....I don’t think Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt, and George C. Marshall all rolled into one could make a lasting diplomatic difference in Afghanistan. The corruption, the warlordism, the double-dealing, and the general chaos of Afghanistan have very deep roots.
And, under the circumstances, there was only one way to deal with the problem:
1. Identify the tribe/faction that was the enemy -- in our case, the Taliban.
2. Set a goal of wiping them out to the last man.
3. Enlist other tribes/factions in the enterprise, paying a bounty.
4. Ruthlessly mount a campaign of extermination.
5. When complete, leave.
6. Remind the remaining tribes/factions that, should they cooperate with another enemy of the U.S., we will return and they will be subject to the Taliban's fate.
don’t you just love the man who doesn’t care what the media or democrats say....wonder if he did it on purpose....:o)
That’s almost like saying actual malice against the United States was required for Obama to do so badly. I agree.
‘policies that are progressively hostile to christian civilization.’ That’s no trained ape.
> blasting the Obama administrations handling of Afghanistan, saying a trained ape could have done a better job in diplomatic relations with the country.
What the hell, great idea, just bring up “ape” or “monkey” again. What a stupid intercoursing jackass! We have enough problems with the partisan media shills, we don’t need to borrow any.
My recollection is that 0bama purposefully tanked the SOF Agreement with Iraq in a fit of personal pique.