Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer has been one of the philosophical leaders on the right for over 2 decades, and on a recent appearance on Fox, he proved his pundit mettle once again. During a discussion on the failures in Syria and Obama’s pride at his deal with Iran, Krauthammer laid down the hammer as he explained that President Obama was living in a fantasy world.
While the President has high hopes that his terrible Iran deal will be his presidential legacy, Krauthammer explains that it will be the suffering and pain of Aleppo that Obama is remembered for.
“Obama imagines the Iran deal is his legacy. It is not. Aleppo is his legacy. History will remember this as kind of the symbolism of the whole policy of retreat and the inevitable outcome. It’s not as if this civil war was going to go one way or the other because of what the United States did. The civil war essentially was in some kind of equilibrium a year and a half ago.
When the Russians decided their side, Assad, was losing, the rebels were actually on the advance in Aleppo and elsewhere. He stepped in to rescue Assad but then he saw there was no response on part of the west: No penalties whatsoever, even economic, coming from the United States and he decided to drive the advantage…
We are reduced now to giving speeches from our U.N. spokeswoman, pleading saying to the Iranians, the Russians and Assad, ‘Have you no shame? Have you no pity?’ The answer is obvious. They have none. The only thing that could have stopped this ultimately would have been some kind of turn from the United States, warning from the United States to keep the Russians out. We didn’t and now we have what we have.