Krauthammer: White House 'Is Sounding Like Baghdad Bob' as ISIS Advances
On "Special Report" tonight, Charles Krauthammer reacted to how the State Department is responding to the fall of Ramadi to ISIS.
State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said earlier today that despite the loss of Ramadi, there's "no formal strategy review here."
"This is an ongoing process we always have of taking stock of what's going on the battlefield in a variety of places and how best strategically and tactically to approach the situation," Harf said.
Krauthammer said that the Obama administration is "sounding like Baghdad Bob during the invasion of Iraq."
"They're losing, everybody understands that," he said.
"ISIS, it wasn’t only that it took over in Iraq, but it took over...the city of Palmyra in Syria, which gives them control of half of Syria, and later in the day today, they took over a crucial crossing point between Syria and Iraq, essentially erasing the frontier and making it easier to resupply Ramadi," Krauthammer explained.
Krauthammer said that "these are huge strategic gains" and that "they are not tactical defeats."
"This is nuts. The idea is, if you're going to have success, you have to have training and you have to have will," Krauthammer said. "The idea that what the Iraqis are lacking training is ridiculous. We've been training them for 15 years."
"If the troops haven't got their heart in the battle, it will not succeed," Krauthammer added. "That's what happened in Mosul when they ran away and that's what happened in Ramadi when they ran away."
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