Krauthammer: Obama Wants To Contain ISIS and Hand the Fight over to Next President
Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Wants to Hand the Islamic State Fight Over to Next President (National Review Online)
On Monday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said former defense secretary Leon Panetta’s criticism of President Obama’s foreign policy, including the withdrawal from Iraq, was consistent with past statements made by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and former defense secretary Robert Gates.
“There is agreement among the top advisers of Obama himself, his top national-security advisers, that he was indecisive; that he let opportunities pass” when it came to dealing with the Islamic State, Krauthammer said.
“I think what we’re seeing now, with his inability and unwillingness to help in the fight in Kobane, which is a very critical fight where ISIS is, now has the upper hand, Obama seems to want to contain the situation until the end of his term and then hand it off,” Krauthammer said. Kobane is a Kurdish city in Syria along the Turkish border that the Islamic State has been reportedly trying to take for weeks.