Skip to comments.Rumsfeld: U.S. Ties with Karzai 'Gone Downhill Like a Toboggan' Under Obama
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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Genghis Khan came very, very close. And that was back when such operations were done with hand tools.
That’s exactly what he does want to do...and he is proceeding according to his “fundamental transformation,” plan.
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.
I'd settle for a glass ashtray...
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