Krauthammer: Obama Prayer Breakfast Comments ‘Adolescent’

Columnist Charles Krauthammer dubbed President Obama’s Prayer Breakfast speech “adolescent stuff” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

“I was stunned that the president could say something so, at once banal and offensive…adolescent stuff. Everyone knows that. What’s important is what’s happening now, Christianity no longer goes on Crusades, and it gave up the Inquisition a while ago. The Book of Joshua is knee deep in blood, that story is over too. The story of today, of our generation, is the fact that the overwhelming volume of the violence and the barbarism that we are seeing in the world, from Nigeria, to Paris, all the way to Pakistan, and even to the Philippines, the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, is coming from one source, and that’s from inside Islam. It is not the prevalent idea of Islam, but it is coming from Islam” he stated.

Krauthammer added, “from Obama’s first speech at West Point in December 2009, ironically, announcing the surge in Afghanistan, you could tell that his heart has never been in this fight. Never. He’s the commander-in-chief, and yet he announces one sentence after he talks about the surge, he talks about the day to withdraw. Everyone in the region knows that. Everyone in the Middle East knows that he took on the fight on ISIS only because of the public reaction to the video of the beheading of the two Americans. He never would have lifted a finger otherwise. He hasn’t helped the rebels in Syria. He has not given the weapons that Jordan needs. The Kurds, who are actually able, courageous, and well, and committed to the fight against ISIS still cannot get direct arms from the United States…the world knows this. Our enemies know it, and our friends know it.”

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