Political commentator Charles Krauthammer offered up a troubling analysis Monday when he said that nations who do not like America no longer respect us because of President Obama’s foreign policy approach, and that “nobody worries or cares about what Obama says because it carries no weight.”
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Special Report,” Krauthammer said: “The fact that people don’t like the United States is not new, what’s new is that these non-likers have no respect for the United States.”
In reference to NSA whistle-blower Eric Snowden, Krauthammer pointed to the president’s failure to “hold people accountable,” despite repeated calls to do just that:
“We heard Jay Carney say, what did he say? ‘This would unquestionably have a negative impact on U.S-Chinese relations.’ Do you think anybody, Beijing cares about that or believes that? Is there any evidence?
“Remember how the president said we’re going to hold accountable those who killed our ambassador in Libya, we’re going to hold accountable the authorities in Syria who have killed so many of their own people? He’s talked a hundred times about holding x or y or z accountable. Nobody’s held accountable and everyone knows that.”
As for Snowden eluding the grasp of U.S. officials, he stated: “If there’s no element of respect or fear, and you saw it in the summit with the head of the United States and head of Russia and China within the last two weeks.”
“They care nothing for what Obama says, and they know that when he makes a threat, it carries no weight behind it.”
A truly sobering comment considering this is the president of the United States of America.
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