Krauthammer on Kerry's Comments: 'Obvious Attempt to Pretend Everything Is OK'
Charles Krauthammer weighed in on "Special Report" about comments that John Kerry made today about the threat of terrorism and the danger that the U.S. currently faces.
"Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are, we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally - less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century," Kerry said.
"This idea that we are not in the middle of a war - it's not Verdun, it's not D-Day - is somewhat irrelevant," Krauthammer said.
"The real issue is what's happening to American influence? What's happening to American interests? And what's happening to American allies and adversaries?" he said. "The other guys are on the march. You see it in Iran, you see it across the Shiite crescent, you see it up in Yemen, the panicked evacuation of the U.S. embassy."
Krauthammer said that the Obama administration is pretending that threats to the U.S. are not as serious, despite the fact that their own heads of intelligence have said that the danger is as great as it has been since 9/11.
"It's an obvious attempt to pretend that everything is OK. The president has done the same."
Watch the "Special Report" all-star panel react in the clip above and see more from the panel below.