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Rumsfeld: 'A Trained Ape' Could Do What Obama Can't

Rumsfeld savages president for declining relations with Afghanistan
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2014 11:34 AM CDT
Rumsfeld: 'A Trained Ape' Could Do What Obama Can't
Donald Rumsfeld is seen in this file photo.   (AP Photos/Susan Walsh, File)

(Newser) – Well, we're sure no one will take this the wrong way. Last night Donald Rumsfeld savaged the Obama administration's handling of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who yesterday came out in support of Russia's Crimea invasion. "Our relationship with Karzai and with Afghanistan was absolutely first rate in the Bush administration," Rumsfeld told Greta Van Susteren at Fox News. "It has gone downhill like a toboggan ever since the Obama administration came in." Then he dropped the money quote that's drawn lots of attention:

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  • "We have status of forces agreement, probably with 100, 125 countries in the world. This administration, the White House and the state department have failed to get a status of forces agreement. A trained ape can get a status of forces agreement! It does not take a genius."
(Read more Obama administration stories.)

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