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Krauthammer: Obama’s Afghanistan plan is 'an act of personal narcissism’

Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday that President Obama's announcement he'll send home half of the United States' residual force in Afghanistan in 2015 and the rest by the time he leaves office was "worse than a political act."


Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama’s announcement that he will send half of the United States’ residual force in Afghanistan home in 2015, and the rest of the troops by the time he leaves office, was “worse than a political act.”

“It’s kind of an act of personal narcissism,” Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor, said. “Is that how we’re now setting the strategy of the United States in a war zone, where so many have died and so much treasure and blood has been spent, so a president can leave office looking good?”

Krauthammer added that he believed Obama’s remarks were designed to play to the president’s political supporters and help Democrats in the 2016 election. But while the move might help Democrats at the polls, Krauthammer said it may not be the best thing for the country.

“The greatest success we had in the post war era, the post wars era were in Japan and Korea and Germany, where we still have troops 60, 70 years after the war," he said.