Rumsfeld calls Afghanistan a 'big success'
Monday, September 10, 2007
In Donald Rumsfeld's first interview since leaving the Pentagon, he hailed the efforts in Afghanistan as a "big success", but attributed the failures in Iraq to the Iraqi's government inability to build a foundation of democracy.
"In Afghanistan, 28 million people are free. They have their own president, they have their own parliament and they've improved a lot on the streets," Rumsfeld says in the October issue of GQ magazine. But he stated that reaching a similar situation in Iraq would take "some time and some effort".
Rumsfeld also defended President Bush, saying "[Bush] is a lot more intelligent and curious than people give him credit for."
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