Krauthammer: Obama's Iraq Strategy Is a 'Band-Aid'
On "Special Report" tonight, Charles Krauthammer reacted to President Barack Obama's plan to send up to 450 additional U.S. troops to Iraq to boost local forces fighting ISIS.
The troops will be sent to a base in the eastern Anbar Province to help train, advise and assist Iraqi security forces.
Fox News reported:
"The President made this decision after a request from Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and upon the recommendation" of top U.S. military officials, the White House said in a statement.
The decision comes after recent ISIS gains, most significantly the takeover of the Anbar capital of Ramadi. Obama came under criticism earlier this week for saying his administration still did not have a "complete" strategy for ramping up training of Iraqi troops.
While the decision to send more trainers won praise in some corners -- House Speaker John Boehner called it a step in the right direction -- the administration continues to face accusations that its strategy in the region is rudderless.
Krauthammer stated that this is not a serious strategy, asserting that "that Obama cannot be open about what he wants to do, because his obvious policy is to do the minimum."
He added that sending over 450 U.S. troops is not going to have a serious affect.
"Lindsey Graham was being overly generous when he compared the announcement today to duct tape," Krauthammer said. "Duct tape actually works. This is a Band-Aid."
Watch the video above.
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