Krauthammer: Obama Administration’s Policies Have Left US With ‘No Good Options’


krauthammerCharles Krauthammer said this week on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama’s total withdrawal from Iraq leaves the U.S. with “no good options” as to how to address the crisis in the country.

Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor, said it will be difficult to achieve a political reconciliation in the country if the Iraqi government does not have success on the battlefield in its fight against Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

“Without success on the battlefield if the government if collapsing Sunnis and Kurds are not going to join it,” he said. “They’re not going to jump on a sinking ship.”

Krauthammer said this will be difficult, as political reconciliation is necessary for military success, creating a “catch-22” in the country he said the U.S. could have prevented.

“It is a direct result of Obama’s abdication and withdrawal without leaving anything behind in Iraq and telling the Iraqis that he really didn’t care that America would withdraw and leave it to whatever was going to happen,” Krauthammer said. “As a result, there are no good options.”


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  1. I could not have said it better myself!

    Obama naively thinks that a less conspicuous military presence in the world by the U.S. will have nations singing “Kumbaya”.

    Instead, the world — specifically the Arab world — is disintegrating itself and the crazy Jihadists are moving in to fill the vacuum thus creating a serious threat to Israel and the U.S.

    All this goes on while Obama is either relaxing in the White House or teeing if off on the golf course.

  2. The Obama administration has been pushing political reconciliation for five years. You can’t force people to be nice to each other.

    This is also another example of right wing disinformation for a different reason: The withdrawal timetable was agreed to by the Bush administration before Obama took office, and the al-Maliki government was not interested in renegotiating. As usual, they try to shift the blame for a Bush decision. It is also worth remembering that Obama opposed invading Iraq in the first place.