Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld answers a question from the audience during the Newsmaker Lunch at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 2, 2006. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
Donald Rumsfeld, the former defense secretary under noted foreign policy savant George W. Bush, thinks that President Barack Obama's administration has messed things up in Afghanistan:
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is blasting the Obama administration’s handling of Afghanistan, saying a “trained ape” could have done a better job in diplomatic relations with the country.
From Donald Rumsfeld's lips to God's ears, right? Let's add this to his proud tradition.

February 2003, speaking on Iraq:

... it is not knowable if force will be used, but if it is to be used, it is not knowable how long that conflict would last. It could last, you know, six days, six weeks. I doubt six months.
March 2003, on weapons of mass destruction:
We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat.
You might almost welcome someone with that record criticizing your diplomatic record. Although that "trained ape" business is something else. Maybe we can be generous about Rumsfeld's intent there and assume that, rather than having crude racist overtones, that term was merely a reflection of how Dick Cheney saw George W. Bush.

Originally posted to Laura Clawson on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 06:54 AM PDT.

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