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Krauthammer on Obama’s surveillance speech: ‘90 percent smoke and mirrors’

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama’s speech on the administration’s review of government surveillance practices was all show and no substance.

“It was a terrific speech,” Krauthammer said. “It was 90 percent smoke and mirrors, and very little substantive change, which is what we need.”

Krauthammer went on to say the speech at the Department of Justice was the “best use of Obama’s rhetorical powers of dazzling with very little content” since his first election campaign.

“He made enough rhetoric…to make it look as if he did something,” Krauthammer said, adding, “But if you look at all the points he mentioned, they are really unimportant in the overall scheme.”