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Donald Rumsfeld on Obama: ‘A Trained Ape Could Do Better in Foreign Relations’

During a Fox New’s interview with Greta Van Sustern on Monday, former Secretary of State  Donald Rumsfeld, accused President Obama of performing worse ‘than a trained ape’ and bungling international relation efforts and progress made during the Bush administration.

Calling relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai “first-rate” while George W. Bush was in office, the former Secretary of State said that under the current administration relationships with the once U.S. backed Karzai and other world leaders have gone “downhill like a toboggan.”

“Take for example that we have status of forces agreements probably with 100, 125 countries in the world,” the former secretary of defense under George W. Bush and Gerald Ford said, pointing to deals made during the Bush era. “This administration, the White House and the State Department, have failed to get a status of forces agreement.”

He added that the failure of Obama and his administration to put together this deals is a sign of the gross incompetence of the Obama presidency.

“A trained ape could get a status of forces agreement,” he ranted. “It does not take a genius.”

Turning his attention to the situation in Crimea, Rumsfeld also blamed Obama’s bungling for forcing Karzai into siding with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in the matter of the Russian invasion of Crimea, a move that puts Karzai at odds with the U.S. and much of the western world and according to Rumsfeld, is evidence of the U.S.’s inability to maintain ties with Afghanistan.

“I personally sympathize with him to some extent,” Rumsfeld said of the Afghan president. “Nobody likes to hear a foreign leader side with Putin on the Crimea the way he has. But I really think it’s understandable, given the terrible, terrible diplomacy that the United States has conducted with Afghanistan over the last several years.”

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  • David William Rutledge

    Donald has no credibility. He lied to get us involved in a war, then led it so poorly that we lost horribly in blood and treasure. Why a flunky and a proven failure like him has to weigh in is a mystery. The least he could do is have the decency to shut up.

  • Goforride

    One just doesn’t know how to respond to this ort of thing. Perhaps Rumsfeld was a paid “actor” on Faux.

    I wonder if there’s a war crimes indictment in the works for The W and his regime and Rummy is trying to get out in front of it.

  • Bill_thompson95

    I’d like to do a little foreign relations with Rumsfeld with a 2×4.

  • betsyjo_teach

    What an idiot!!!!

  • Rory

    Donald is a trained ape . “It does not take a genius but it takes more then Mr. Stupid Rumsfeld DECLINED ALL IN BLOODLINE..”Nobody claims him!

  • lugnut

    These guys left Afghanistan and went to Iraq, the war the country was lied into by these war criminals. I guess to him torturing people made better relations? Obama should have pushed for war crime charges on all of them.

  • lugnut

    The guy who said we go to war with waht we got, even though that wasn’t the question, the question at the time was, why those armored vehicles didn’t have enough armor on them to withstand IEDs and why they couldn’t wait for outfits that would protect our troops from the chemicals the Bush administration said Saddam had. Rumsfield and all of Bushes criminals, should have been executed. Especially Rumsfield and Cheney

  • HateFake1s

    They seem too not get it, speaking ignorance only creates a larger gap between them n reality. … If they keep quiet maybe they wouldn’t sound so DUMB & LOST…

  • Helen Dixon

    I am appalled to see that the formerly disgraced Defense Secretary Rumsfeld (who was behind so many bad decisions and outright blunders that took our servicemen and women down a path to a fatal destiny) is even relevant enough to have his name and face put before us again in this present day! This “quote” from his lying mouth that is now making headlines throughout the Internet and among traitorous news media (namely Fox News, of course) should have never, ever have been published to ‘see the light of day’! With his and Bush’s past records, you’d think that they would know better by now, and would bury any ‘leftover’ thoughts and words they may have nowadays! I am reminded of the following Biblical verse(s), when I read what Rumsfeld has let himself verbalize recently: Lamentations 3:29 (New International Version): (29) Let him bury his face in the dust– there may yet be hope. (30) Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace.
    Here is another version I ran across:
    (29) Let him bury his face in the dust — there may yet be hope. (30) Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace. — Jeremiah’s Hope — (28) Let him sit alone and be silent. (29) Let him put his mouth in the dust, Perhaps then there is hope. (30) Let him give his cheek to the smiter, Let him be filled with reproach. ~ Yes, Rumsfeld would do well to take heed and “Lie down and put his mouth in the dust.” (And keep it there! We don’t need to hear any more from him, now or forevermore)!! 🙁

  • Rumsfeld is a coward like most of his party. What he meant is that a trained ape would have already had us is three other wars and that the wealthy would benefit as well as the corporations that thrive off war. Also that more poor and middle class would suffer and lose family to war. I wish I could spend 1 fuc king minute in a ring with this useless coward f uck of an American kunt. I’d end his pathetic life with my bare hands. Put it on pay per view.