Tonight on “Special Report,” Charles Krauthammer reacted to the news that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down.

"Hagel's problems were not institutional, he was over his head from the beginning," Krauthammer said. "Anybody who watched his hearings knew that, he knew that."


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The irony is that in the end Hagel was not thrown under the bus for ineffectiveness, Krauthammer said, but for speaking the truth that U.S. foreign policy in Syria was entirely incoherent.

"He went against the White House and Susan Rice and the NSA, who were trying to manage his department and to manage the Department of Defense over his head," Krauthammer explained.

"Obama can tolerate a lot: cluelessness, incompetence, laziness. But not criticism. He had to go."

Watch the panel above.


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