Krauthammer on winning the war on terror: 'You have to go after them where they live'

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Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that in the wake of the Orlando terror attack, none of the country’s major political players, including the president and presumptive presidential nominees, are proposing a terror strategy that will succeed.

“It’s remarkable to me that we seem to completely ignore the one example, historical example… which would show us what works. Al Qaeda had four major attacks against US interests,” Krauthammer said, “Afterwards, we decided to go after them. They were then driven out of their sanctuary, physically. We have not had a major attack on that scale from Al Qaeda since.”

Krauthammer said it’s essential to fight the terrorists where they live, otherwise we will fail.

“You can harden all of the soft targets you want in America. You can keep all the Muslim immigrants you want away from our shores. It will make no difference,” he said. “In the end, the only thing that will work – as it worked to a large extent with Al Qaeda – you have to go after them where they live, and drive them out.”