Krauthammer: 'No One Cares What Obama Says'
In a briefing today, the Pentagon press secretary said there is “strong evidence” that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was hit by a surface-to-air missile at an altitude of about 33,000 feet, and that the missile was launched from a location near the border controlled by pro-Russian separatists. All 298 passengers on board the plane were killed in Thursday’s crash.
The spokesman added that it’s “strange credulity” to think that the missile could be used without “at least some measure of Russian support and technical assistance.”
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview, “There’s no question that the Russian are going to come out big losers in this.”
Tonight on On The Record, Charles Krauthammer blasted President Obama’s response.
“He thinks that the posture he takes which is during a crisis to act in a way that’s, you know, almost animatronic. The press conference he gave today about the shoot down of the plane was quite puzzling,” he said. “But he’s the president of the strongest country on earth. Why isn’t he insisting on something happening or organizing something happening?"
Krauthammer added, "No one cares what he says and that’s what happened to American power and influence under his presidency."
Earlier on Special Report, Krauthammer criticized President Obama for being “passive” and “half asleep” during his speech today.
“This is a war which [Russian President Vladimir Putin] single-handedly has started, supported, armed,” he said. “[President Obama] says the site has to be secured. In the same way he says Assad has to go and it has the same weight, zero.”