Krauthammer: Putin's Op-Ed ‘The Fruits’ of Obama’s ‘Epically Incompetent Foreign Policy’

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer had some harsh words for Barack Obama Thursday as well as for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times.

Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report, Krauthammer said, “These are the fruits of a completely incompetent, epically incompetent foreign policy diplomacy by Obama.”

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: These are the fruits of a completely incompetent, epically incompetent foreign policy diplomacy by Obama. Here is the president of the greatest democracy on earth being lectured insultingly really in an American newspaper about human rights, about international law, about the protection of the elderly and children in wartime. I mean, the chutzpah of writing that by a KGB thug who's last adventure in the world was to invade Georgia, detach two of its provinces and declare them independent, and who for the last decade has been supplying Assad, whom we are essentially calling a war criminal, with huge amounts of weaponry including the elements of poison gas.

I mean, this, what we're seeing here is Putin so confident of himself after Obama had to acquiesce to this face-saving negotiation that he could actually engage in this. It's an index of how sort of Obama has been played and continues to be right now in Geneva.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.