Skip to comments.Donald Rumsfeld: A “Trained Ape” Could Manage War Better Than Obama (Video)
Posted on 03/25/2014 12:16:27 PM PDT by newgeezer
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told Greta Van Susteren on Monday, A trained ape can get a status of forces agreement. It does not take a genius.
Rumsfeld was talking about Barack Obamas failed diplomacy in Iraq and Afghanistan.
CNS News reported:
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 Newss Greta Van Susteren on Monday. It has gone down hill like a toboggan ever since the Obama administration came in.
Rumsfeld pointed to the fact that the Obama administration has failed to get Karzai to sign an agreement that would allow some U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014, when combat ends.
The U.S. has status of forces agreements with more than a hundred countries, Rumsfeld noted. A trained ape can get a status of forces agreement, he said. It does not take a genius. And we have so mismanaged that relationship.
Rummy as always is right and the fact that American troops will not be staying in Afghanistan is proof that Obama is incompetent.
How long before some leftist says that Rummy called 0 an ape?
Chris Matthews needs morphine, STAT!
When you elect someone who has never had to are a decision in ther life more complex than what to order at a restaurant, this is what you get.
I love Rummy. He calls ‘em like he sees ‘em.
So is Putin going to make a deal with Karzai to fund his government in return for mineral rights, then send in some spetsnaz force to protect him and eventually make it a Russian client state. Russia is already supplying Syria and Eqypt so why not? Yeah it didn’t work out so good for Russia before but you never know.
Yeah, that is gonna happen, even if he spoke the truth.
Dammit, Rumsfield, stop insulting trained apes!
Exactly. That's all the leftists have, which is why they claim if so often.
I am a decided Conservative, with the capital C...yet it sounds racist to say that to me. But, Obama should have some tough skin by now and take it like a man. Or not.
It depends Don. If the Ape was trained in Marxism, the result probably wouldn’t be too different.
My own arm-chair general view - US should have never got involved in "nation building" in Afghanistan. It can not be done, and this will be proven in spades before too long.
Should have had minimal footprint, few boots on the ground, stay just over the border. Become another "tribe" in the conflict, albeit one with F-15's, drones and hellfire missiles to allow us to go after Al Qaeda when needed, and broker for their own conflicts.
Oh boy, oh boy, THIS is gonna piss some people off! LOL
My feeling is that if we got involved in “nation building,” we should have stuck it out. The decent people in these countries (Iraq and Afghanistan) were happy to see us and obviously thought that they were going to have a stable, secular society as a result. But the first thing we did in both cases was kowtow to Islam (their ideology), which was exactly their problem in the first place, and then the second thing was to announce that we were leaving ASAP.
If we’d done the same after we occupied Germany, Hitler (or his successor) would probably now be running the world.
Well yeah, he went to war against Iraq looking for mushroom clouds instead.
Many people of all political persuasions reflexively relate "ape" to people of African descent.
Personally, I blame Darwinism as much as any racist upbringing they might have endured.
Yes, Rummy could have made his point using "cats" instead of "apes" if he'd been measuring his words and stopped to consider what the actual racists would do with his remarks. But, I'm guessing he gladly gave up that nonsense upon retirement.
What was Tom Cruise’s line in the movie Tropical Thunder....?
“... a nut-less monkey could do your job better than you...!!!”
an Ape?! so when do they let biden try?
” Yes, Rummy could have made his point using “cats” instead of “apes” “
LMAO Yep, Darwin was racist.
Good to read the truth.
A trained ape could preside over the US better than Obama. Check, an untrained APE could, even.
That’s a ridiculous conclusion but, whatever fits your narrative, hmm?
Rumsfeld erroneously believes that Obama has any interest in bringing the policies of the Bush Administration to a successful conclusion.
In fact, I think he wants to achieve just the opposite outcome ..... deniably, of course, since it involves American dead.
Lighten up. I can’t stop laughing, so I am being silly. I don’t laugh all that much lately, I needed it.
It is interesting that whenever someone uses the word “ ape” in almost any nonscientific context, the leftists immediately interpret it as a racist attack on African Americans. They go there instantly. Yes, there is definitely racism somewhere in that process.
I am a decided Conservative, with the capital C...yet it sounds racist to say that to me.
That is because you have been conditioned by the leftists to think in terms of race. Monkeys and apes have always been used as terms to describe confused human behavior. Nothing new here, only the insertion of liberal political correctness and race.
No, folks. Secretary Rumsfeld is not calling Barack Obama a trained ape. He’s saying Barry’s dumber than a trained ape. Which I think pretty much everybody knew was true the minute he announced his running mate.
You are right. The left had no problem at all comparing Bush the second to apes and monkeys.
Even Biden could have gotten a status of forces agreement.
nice of him to mention Michelle
I suspect/believe that there was much more to our involvement in Afghanistan than Al Qaeda. That the USA has over 100 ‘status of forces agreements’ with other nations is really a show of how extensive the USA’s involvement in the world is. This Nation has become so mired down in world problems that our own people are paying an exorbitant cost. I realize the world is not a 17 centuries one, but the Founding Fathers ideas for foreign entanglements should still have some guidance.
Sharing the US as a common enemy would go a long way with the Taliban. Do Russians care what happens to the citizens of that region? Of course not. Makes it easy to do business with them.
I’m just wondering why Rumsfeld would boast about a first rate relationship with Karsai. This vituperous, waste of space is probably as worthless to our interests as B-HO.
I know, what an idiot. Why is he is giving the left ammunition? Why not say “an eggplant could do a better job” or something like that? All this does is help the left point fingers and the low info voters will believe it even more that the right are racist. What is trying to do, help Hillary get elected?
That's worth being looked at and savored for a few minutes.
Reminds me of the time before the PC pandemic infested and defiled absolutely everything.
Anyone still remember, back when we were still citizens ?
No Guilt .. No Apologies .. No Exceptions
Now, I never said that he SHOULDN’T have said it. I have no problem with people speaking their minds. It’s a common saying: “You can train a monkey to do ‘x’”, or “Even a trained monkey can do ‘x’”. Of course, that will NOT matter in this case.
Then again, he could have probably chosen OTHER words to express the same thing. LOL
I just hope he doesn’t back down, go on some dumb ass ‘apology tour’, or check into “rehab”....
What’s the problem. The libs preach Darwinism. They told us who his forefathers were. ;-)
True, but poor choice of words.
No he shouldn’t apologize but no doubt libs are going to stretch this out for all it’s worth for the next month. I could just see tomorrows headlines: “Rummy makes racist remark!” and then all the usual clowns will hold protests and Hitlery will claim she is outraged to further her POTUS campaign.
Rumsfeld is wrong. The ape wouldn’t have to be trained to be smarter than obama.
“Aw,Barry, I’m sure Don didn’t mean anything by it. Here, have a banana.”
A trained ape can get a status of forces agreement. It does not take a genius.
Or Slow Joe, or traitor Kerry-Heinz, or bought-n-paid-for Hagel for that matter.
He mentioned toboggan as well. Is he implying that Obama isn’t American or Kenyan, but French Canadian?
I have always(and I mean this honestly) always thought he looked like a chimpanzee. The ears especially. Now prove me wrong!