Krauthammer on Syria's Assad: 'This Is a War He Won By Default'
The Daily Beast has reported that more than 100 Americans have joined the jihad in Syria to fight alongside Sunni terrorists. Senior American officials reportedly believe that between six and 12 Americans who have fought in Syria have since returned to the states.
In other news overseas, twin car bombs in Nigeria have killed at least 118 people.
On “Special Report,” Charles Krauthammer weighed in on the war in Syria, saying that the Russians and Iranians showed up to support Assad, while we never showed up to aid the other side.
He noted that Iran and Russia brought in weapons, then Iran mobilized Hezbollah and brought in revolutionary guards.
“This is a war [Assad] won by default,” he said.
Krauthammer also discussed terror threats in general.
“We have a president whose last major foreign policy address had one major theme: 'this war must end,' meaning the war on terror. 'It must end ‘cause it has really corrosive effects on the country. It’s gotta end, all wars have to end,' as if we can unilaterally end the war if the other guy won’t agree to do it,” Krauthammer said, adding that Obama is always trying to downplay threats.
Krauthammer said that Obama wants to live in a peaceful world, but that’s not the reality. He said the president’s job is to recognize a threat, mobilize support and oppose it, but he has done the opposite.
“Psychologically, he demobilized the country,” he said.
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