Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer offered his recommendations for President Barack Obama’s address to the nation on Tuesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel. “I know how to write speeches for Democrats. What he ought to do is start by saying ‘boy, did I screw up in 2011 when I didn’t leave any troops behind,’ but, of course, you’re not going to get that from Obama,” he stated.
Krauthammer added, “What you have to get from him is one thing. He doesn’t have to explain how bad these people are. Everybody knows that it was the beheadings that changed public opinion, and he now has public opinion, despite himself, behind him on going to war, to bombing Iraq, to bombing Syria. Not because of anything Obama ever said or Obama ever did, but it was the videos that had this dramatic psychological effect. So with the wind at his back, he’s got the opportunity to explain one thing, and he should stop talking about what he’s not going to do. There’s no need to talk about that. Just don’t do it.”
On Russia, Krauthammer said, “Everyone knows that with Putin, he gave away the store. He told the former president, ‘tell Vladimir after the election, I’ll be flexible.’ The man is a gymnast he’s so flexible, and he’s given no resistance. So, on Putin, he’s got nothing to say. It’s a losing proposition.”
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