Columnist Charles Krauthammer shot back at Secretary of State John Kerry for his criticism of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
Kerry said that Netanyahu “was profoundly forward-leaning and outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq under George W. Bush, and we all know what happened with that decision. He may have a judgement that just may not be correct here.”
In reaction, Krauthammer stated “that Kerry statement is rather rich. He talks about Netanyahu supporting the Iraq War. Now, let’s remember, that was in 2003. Netanyahu did not become Prime Minister until six years later, so here we have an opposition politician in a country 3,000 miles away. Well, at the same time, John Kerry himself was in a position of influence, he was a Senator. He supported the war. He voted for the war. A year later when he ran for the presidency, he continued support of the war. So, we — perhaps by Kerry’s own logic, we ought to be questioning his judgment. And I would say that his performance in the job he has now as a diplomat, somebody exercising judgment, is not exactly sterling.”
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