Krauthammer: 'Hillary Will Say Radical Islam Now That It's Politically Convenient'
Hillary Clinton said today that she's not afraid to use the words "radical" Islam in response to criticism that she's too politically correct.
"From my perspective, it matters what we do more than what we say," Clinton told CNN. "And it mattered we got bin Laden, not what name we called him. I have clearly said we -- whether you call it radical jihadism or radical Islamism, I'm happy to say either. I think they mean the same thing."
Back in December, she told ABC she wouldn't use the term because it "makes it seem like we are declaring war against a religion."
Charles Krauthammer said on Special Report that the pivot shows that she's no longer threatened by the leftist Bernie Sanders.
"She doesn't have to appeal to her left, so all of a sudden she discovers the term."
He said that the moment illustrates that "completely cynical liberals who have no principles ... will occasionally get it right."
"With a principled liberal, they'll get it wrong every time, but with Hillary, as soon as it is now convenient, she will continue to say 'radical Islam,' which is a good thing."
And he said the reason it's a good thing is that "unless you say what kind of extremism it is, you don't understand any connections."
"That's what makes Obama's refusal [to use the term] so incomprehensible and unnerving."
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