During rambling tirade against Obama’s handling of the Afghanistan war yesterday, Donald Rumsfeld told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren that “a trained ape” could do a better job.
[box type=”shadow”]”We have status of forces agreements, probably with 100, 125 countries in the world. This administration, this White House and the State Department have failed to get a status of forces agreement [in Afghanistan.] A trained ape can get a status of forces agreement. It does not take a genius. We have so mismanaged that relationship.”[/box]
Van Susteren ended the interview shortly after.
Rumsfeld’s critique of Obama’s rocky relationship with Afghan president Hamid Karzai is disingenuous to say the least, considering the fact that Karzai is famous for his erratic and unpredictable behavior and widespread allegations of corruption.
After repeated strategic blunders in both the Afghanistan and Iraq campaigns, George W. Bush eventually replaced Rumsfeld with Bob Gates as defense secretary.
Listen to Rumsfeld’s comments in the video below: