On Tuesday’s “Special Report” during the show’s “All-Star Panel” segment, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to remarks from President Barack Obama claiming he was “the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat” in the Oval Office.
Krauthammer expressed his confusion, but criticized Obama’s “personal hurt” and suggested he reevaluate his position on an Iran nuke deal.
“I’m not sure I even understand what that means,” Krauthammer said. “But perhaps the judgment of Israelis, who 6 million of them are Jews, have a pretty good idea what a Jew is and more importantly have a pretty good ideal of what a friend is – I think the approval rating for Obama is about 15 percent. The administration pretends this is about Netanyahu and Likud and the hawks and extremists. And 15 percent of Israelis have a favorable view of Obama. The overwhelming majority of Israelis know that this president has probably been the least favorable to Israel of any in Israel’s history and at a moment where Israel’s existence is actually in question.”
“For Obama, this is a matter of personal hurt,” he continued. “I mean, who cares what he feels? The issue is will Iran go nuclear? We know Iran’s objective is the eradication of Israel – something it repeats over and over again. They will acquire the means to do so. The issue here is that after 40 years of non-proliferation based on the principle that nobody enriches uranium, we are now going to be signing a deal proudly with Iran, which is a rogue state and as Steve [Hayes] indicated, broken every promise it has made – a rogue state, which is now going to be able to enrich legally and legitimately. That’s the end of the non-proliferation regime in the world. We’re now going to enter a period of hyper-proliferation starting now.”
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