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Rumsfeld: U.S. Ties with Karzai 'Gone Downhill Like a Toboggan' Under Obama
CNSNews ^ | March 25, 2014 | Susan Jones

Posted on 03/25/2014 8:44:53 AM PDT by Cheerio

(CNSNews.com) - Donald Rumsfeld, who served as U.S. Defense Secretary under President George W. Bush, blames poor diplomacy by the Obama administration for the current strained relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
"Our relationship with Karzai and with Afghanistan was absolutely first-rate in the Bush administration," Rumsfeld told Fox News's Greta Van Susteren on Monday. "It has gone down hill like a toboggan ever since the Obama administration came in."

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TOPICS: Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; donaldrumsfeld; hamidkarzai; karzai; obama; rumsfeld; trainedape; waronterror
Rumsfeld noted. "A trained ape can get a status of forces agreement,"
1 posted on 03/25/2014 8:44:53 AM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

Rummy has the inept Marxist NAILED!


2 posted on 03/25/2014 8:46:19 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cheerio

If Obama WANTED to destroy all US Foreign relations, how could he have done better?


3 posted on 03/25/2014 8:51:15 AM PDT by Tugo (Strategic Concern.)
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To: Cheerio

Except Rumsfeld is an -absolute idiot- to think Karzai was ever anything but a paid puppet. He has never had actual ties with us beyond enjoying the bribes and the US protection.

Our government is utterly naïve and retarded. Both parties.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 8:52:00 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Cheerio

Simple: Karzai couldn’t play Bush, he can play Obama.

Next question?


5 posted on 03/25/2014 8:52:04 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Cheerio

LOL. Thank you for posting this.


6 posted on 03/25/2014 8:52:35 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: onyx

Always liked “The Rumstermeister”!!!

Speaks his mind, speaks it plainly, and says the truth.

Oddly enough... that’s exactly what we’re missing.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 8:55:00 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Cheerio

“Our relationship with Karzai and with Afghanistan was absolutely first-rate in the Bush administration,”

It’s hard to actually think of a stupider thing to say. The boy molester culture did nothing but rope a dope on the USA. There was never even the slightest chance they would become civilized, and abandon their hillbilly variant of islam.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 8:55:15 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Cheerio

Karzai is a dictator and the most important thing in the world to him is the Poppy crop. While Karzai has said “I Love Russia”, Russia has been livid about all the heroin coming into Russia.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 8:56:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: onyx

Once Obama signed the treaty that gave Karzai 2 Billion dollars a year there was no reason to be nice.


10 posted on 03/25/2014 8:58:20 AM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: DesertRhino

I agree that Karzai is no friend of America.

I expect him to flee the country with billions of American dollars within days of our final pull out.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 9:18:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Cheerio

Obama is a weak President , weakness invites provocativeness. Foreign ‘leaders’ don’t mind provoking him , they don’t respect him , they see him as a weak man trying to weaken his own country from the least honorable of reasons .

While many can feel comfortable blaming Obama , I blame those that voted for him , twice . I also blame those that failed to vote against him , withholding their support for McCain or Romney , leading to this national nightmare .

In upcoming elections Conservative patriots need to get a lot more proactive ; telling their friends and family members that if they stupidly vote for Socialist national leadership it will cost them your friendship . Forever . There must be a cost , a price , that is exacted . Enough with careless voting with no personal repercussions . THEY are the ones to blame ....they gave us these outcomes . Now to walk away whistling ? I think not .


12 posted on 03/25/2014 9:19:21 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: DesertRhino

Karzai? send the mechanics


14 posted on 03/25/2014 9:20:02 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Cheerio
"Our relationship with Karzai and with Afghanistan was absolutely first-rate in the Bush administration"

While it is surely worse under this administration, Rumsfeld is engaging in revisionist history.

15 posted on 03/25/2014 9:20:57 AM PDT by gdani
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To: DesertRhino
So, are you saying that individuals (and nations) tend to act in their own vested self-interests?

Wow! That sounds like — well, it sounds like the real world.

Why are you so shocked?

Rumsfeld isn't the idiot here. If anything, Rumsfeld would have been the puppet master, and Karzai would dance, when Rumsfeld pulled his strings. It's Obama, and members of his regime, who are the self-deluded idiots here.

16 posted on 03/25/2014 9:21:08 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Cheerio

Well Rummy, we all knew that!


17 posted on 03/25/2014 9:22:00 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: cripplecreek

He’ll be long gone before then.


18 posted on 03/25/2014 9:22:48 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Cheerio

Simians are excellent problem solvers, take extraordinary care of tribe and are beautiful to behold.

Slugs are...??????


19 posted on 03/25/2014 9:23:36 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: TADSLOS

We should have turned the whole country into powdered rock and called it a day.


20 posted on 03/25/2014 9:25:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Genghis Khan came very, very close. And that was back when such operations were done with hand tools.


22 posted on 03/25/2014 9:46:26 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Tugo

That’s exactly what he does want to do...and he is proceeding according to his “fundamental transformation,” plan.


23 posted on 03/25/2014 10:00:25 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Cheerio

Karzi had been a Taliban supporter and sympathoizer before. Are we really surprised that he has reverted to form as the US leaves?

Yes, Bush and Rumsfeld were better at dealing with him, but I would never have trusted him half as far as I could throw him.

There’s going to be a butcher’s bill in Afghanistan when we pull out. All of those kids, particularly girls, who we have been getting educated are going to be left to deal with the Taliban again, and it will be ugly.

We should never have tried to nation build there. We should have gone in as we did at first and used our special forces and the warring factions to absolutely decimate Al Quida and the Taliban. Killing them by the tens of thosuands (as we did at first) and pushing their ability to wage war outside of their own borders back at least fifty years.

Then when leaving we should have warned them that if we ever have to come back again, we’ll push them back 1,000 years instead of just fifty.


24 posted on 03/25/2014 10:05:52 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: cripplecreek
We should have turned the whole country into powdered rock and called it a day.

I'd settle for a glass ashtray...

Regards,
GtG

25 posted on 03/29/2014 10:33:57 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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