More Batshit Crazy Von Rumsfeld
"NEW YORK - In an interview billed as his first since leaving the top Pentagon post, Donald Rumsfeld calls Afghanistan "a big success," but says U.S. efforts in Iraq are hampered by the failure of Iraq's government to establish a foundation for democracy."
Maybe by this war criminal's standards a record crop of opium to make billions in the heroin trade is a roaring success, after the Taliban virtually ended opium cultivation in the country.
"Afghanistan's opium production has reached a new record high this year, according to the latest UN assessment."
Or maybe his measure of success is how isolated and powerless Karzai, the dapper former Unocal consultant and hand picked occupation puppet, is in his own country. Rather than president of Afghanistan he's so insignificant that he's derided as the "Mayor of Kabul." Speaking of the Taliban, instead than disappearing they've roared back in the last several years to control most of the country (aside from the poppy fields, apparently). Perhaps some indication of their influence can be gleaned from an incident at a stadium yesterday. Karzai was trying to give a speech that was cut short by gunfire:
"KABUL (AFP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai cut short a speech to thousands of people in Kabul on Sunday after what one official said was a commotion outside the venue caused by thousands of people trying to enter."
After scurrying away in fear that this was yet another assassination attempt, the first thing he nervously did was to wave a white flag:
"KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai renewed a call for talks with Taliban insurgents on Sunday, shortly after a security scare forced him to cut short a commemoration speech when gunshots were fired outside the venue. Karzai was whisked straight back to his palace, where he was due to meet visiting Latvian President Valdis Zatlers. After the meeting the pair held a joint news conference, at which Karzai called for talks with his Taliban foes."
Or maybe the warmongering lunatic Rumsfeld thinks that poisoning the people of Afghanistan with chemical weapons and "depleted" uranium is a smashing success, or perhaps an exponential rise in the number of suicide bombs is cause for celebration along with the rising number of dead and wounded trying to maintain a failed occupation.
Rumsfeld isn't a stupid man, he's just a sick psychopath and a congenital liar who for some reason decided to open his piehole and add his garbage to the ongoing WOT propaganda. As a psychopath he'll have the singular ability to ignore the real world and press forward with his own twisted version of reality regardless of it's devastating effects on those around him. The more power sick puppies like Von Rumsfeld grasp for the more horrendous damage the world around them has to endure. But no matter - psychopaths like him automatically disregard consequences and are absolutely guilt free, in their diseased world they can never, ever do wrong. Which is why you'll always come across amazing lines like this one in the article:
"Rumsfeld said the Department of Defense and the U.S. military are not responsible for any failures there or in Afghanistan."
No, of course not.