Look around the web, and you will find some vituperative leftist bloggers and tweeters condemning Donald Rumsfeld as a racist, based on his criticism of Barack Obama. True, any criticism of Barack Obama is presumptively racist—did anyone predict that an unintended consequence of the first black President would be de facto suppression of legitimate political criticism?—-but Rumsfeld, we are told, really proved he’s just like all conservatives, Republicans and teapartiers because he recently said, criticizing the Obama administration’s eminently criticizable policies in Afghanistan:
“A trained ape could get a status of forces agreement. It does not take a genius. And we have so mismanaged that relationship.”
GOTCHA! Comparing a black President to an ape! Proof positive of racial bigotry!