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Krauthammer: Obama’s Heart Isn’t In Fight on Terror, ‘Doing This Grudgingly’ ‘To Appease Public Opinion’

Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued President Obama’s “heart isn’t in” the fight against terrorism and “he’s only doing this grudgingly as way to appease public opinion” on Monday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.

Krauthammer said of President Obama’s speech about ISIS at the Pentagon, “the president was reading that like he was reading the phone book. You compare the passion that you hear in his voice when he talks about climate change, Trayvon Martin, when he talked about the not admitting of Syrian refugees. His heart isn’t in this. When he was asked about the fiasco with the millions of dollars spent training Syrian rebels, ending up with a total of nine, his defense was, well, you know, I didn’t really want to do it in the first place. But I suppose what he was saying is, my aides insisted I do it. So, I went ahead and did it, and it didn’t work out. This is the guy who announced the doubling of our troop level in Afghanistan, and in the same sentence, he said, we are leaving on a date certain. You know his heart isn’t in it.”

He added, “you know he’s only doing this grudgingly as a way to appease public opinion.”

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