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Krauthammer: As Long As Obama’s President It’s ‘A Joke’ To Say We’ll Get Serious Against Islamic State

Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued, “all the promises that oh yes, now we’re going to get serious, [against ISIS] I think are a joke as long as this president is commander-in-chief” on Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.

Krauthammer said, “the people stuck in the quagmire today are Americans, under Obama. He’s been in office seven years, 76% of the combat deaths of Americans in Afghanistan has occurred under Obama, and there is little doubt that our position in Afghanistan today is weaker than it was seven years ago when he came into office. So, when he’s trying to instruct Putin on national interests and on quagmires, he’s on rather thin ground. And just one point about the testimony today, the chairman of the joint chiefs was asked whether he considered the drivers of the oil trucks, by ISIS, the ones who export it, as combatants, and he said, no, they’re civilians, trying to feed their families. And that’s why we actually dropped leaflets warning the drivers, three-quarters of an hour before any airstrike. This is a joke, and it comes, not from the pentagon, it comes from the white house. this has not been a serious air war, and all the promises that oh yes, now we’re going to get serious, I think are a joke as long as this president is commander-in-chief.”

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