In “Republicans That Need To Have A Seat” news, former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld blasted the Obama administration, suggesting that a “trained ape” could do a better job in diplomatic relations.
During an interview with Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta van Susteren,” Rumsfeld revealed that he was none too happy about the way Obama handled Afghanistan.
“We have status of forces agreements probably with 100, 125 countries in the world,” Rumsfeld said Monday night on . “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.”
Rumsfeld, the George W. Bush Cabinet official who presided over the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, continued, saying 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 I’m not the least bit surprised that he felt cornered and is feeling he has to defend himself in some way or he’s not president of that country,” Rumsfeld said. “We have so mismanaged that relationship.”
He even called out individual members of the administration, which of course included the president himself.
“They have trashed Karzai publicly over and over and over,” Rumsfeld said. “[Richard] Holbrooke, the special enjoy did. Vice President [Joe] Biden did. Secretary Hillary Clinton has. The president has been unpleasant to him. And it seems to me they put him in a political box where he really has very little choice.”
Damn son, who hurt you? To read the rest of Rumfeld’s rant, click here.
SOURCE: Politico | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty