Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday on “Special report with Bret Baier” that President Obama is indecisive in dealing with terrorism. He discussed the president’s reaction to the terrorism attack in France, where masked gunmen stormed the offices of satirical publication known for lampooning Islam and killed 12.
“Clips you showed demonstrate the ambivalence of this administration about what is the nature of the war on terror and whether it’s actually still going on,” said Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor.
Obama condemned the attack and offered “assistance needed to help bring these terrorists to justice.” Obama’s reaction was slightly different when the same publication published a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed in November of 2011. During his 2012 address to the UN General Assembly, Obama said “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
“Special report with Bret Baier” aired the 2012 clip, which clearly did not sit well with Krauthammer. “Here we have a president who is releasing prisoner from Guantanamo as what you do when the war is over, not when it’s ongoing. A president who from… administration which for month refused to call Fort Hood shooter, who is sort of a closest equivalent to what happened today, actual terrorism. Who himself, as reported by Ed Henry today, was hesitant to call it terrorism until it became so obvious, he sort of had to.”