It’s a sad day when the President of the United States of America gets called everything but and we hardly bat an eye.
The New Yorker reports:
Donald Rumsfeld, whose mastery of foreign policy was amply displayed in Iraq, thinks that “a trained ape” could have done a better job handling Afghanistan’s President, Hamid Karzai, than President Obama and his team have.
He went on to say, “I realize these are tough jobs, being President or Secretary of State. But, by golly, they have trashed Karzai publicly over and over and over,” Rumsfeld said. This when Karzai had been so “friendly” during the Bush Administration; under Obama, it had all “gone downhill like a toboggan.”
Unfortunately this is the first time President Obama has been verbally disrespected and we don’t anticipate it being the last.
Give us your take on the story – was Donald Rumsfeld being racist or was his comment misunderstood?
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