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Krauthammer on Obama and ISIS strategy: ‘There was this lassitude, passivity, annoyance’

Krauthammer said Obama's comments on ISIS Monday were "flat" and "detached"


Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Monday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama’s comments at the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey about the administration’s strategy to defeat ISIS were “flat” and “detached.”

“What struck me above all was not the misstatement of facts or the delusions about what's going on, it's the president's tone. There was this lassitude, passivity, annoyance, he was irritable,” Krauthammer said. “You know, 'You guys asking me again if the strategy is working,' as if it's all so obvious that it is.”

Krauthammer went on to say the president failed to show passion or urgency on the issue in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

“The French said this was an act of war, and he calls it a setback,” he said.

In fact, Krauthammer said the only time Obama managed to rouse real emotion during the almost hour-long presser in Turkey was when he asked about the Syrian refugee crisis.

“That’s where he showed the passion. And who’s he angry against? Republicans, who suggest ‘slamming the doors on refugees,’ when their reasons are good.”