President Barack Obama has created a “leadership vacuum” in the world and is partially to blame for Egypt’s woes with his attitude that everything there can be “warm and fuzzy,” former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says.
“The people in Egypt believe we have been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood because we were eager for early elections, totally ignoring the reality that Adolf Hitler was elected in an election and then tried to consolidate power,” Rumsfeld told Newsmax TV on “The Steve Malzberg Show.”
“[Hitler] did successfully and caused a war. [Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed] Morsi has been trying to consolidate power and the people of Egypt have opposed it.”
Rumsfeld, who served as Secretary of Defense under Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, said the “single most important relationship” the U.S. currently has in the Middle East is with Egyptian military, which recently ousted Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.
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