On Tuesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” a befuddled host Bill O’Reilly asked Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer what is motivating President Barack Obama’s reluctance to take on “evil” in the world.
According to Krauthammer, it is traceable to Obama’s ideology and his view of America in the world.
“Well, I think it starts with the fact, and you just go back to the series of speeches he made after being sworn in 2009 when he went abroad — it was called the apology tour, but it was more of a confessional tour, where he talked over and an over again on foreign soil, mind you, about all the sins America had committed, you know starting with the maltreatment of Indians all the way to Hiroshima, the coup in Iran in 1953,” Krauthammer said. “And of course he emphasized Iraq, torture, all these other things. He says that abroad. You know that he means says that abroad, you know that he means it. I think he’s one of the rare presidents who really thinks that America, perhaps despite its intentions, I’m not sure what I know he thinks about that. But either way that America ends up doing more harm than good. And I think that’s his view of American power and he sees his role as therefore restraining American power.”
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