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Krauthammer: Obama’s incoherence made US ‘irrelevant’ in Middle East

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Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist, said on Fox News’ “Special Report” Wednesday that President Obama has made the United States “irrelevant” in the Middle East.

“Had we early in the civil war put our efforts on behalf of the rebels, before the jihadists flooded in from Iraq and from Afghanistan and elsewhere, and when the bulk of the rebellion was spontaneous, secular nationals from every segment of the population, we would have had a decisive influence and Assad would be gone,” Krauthammer said referring to Syria. “Right now we’re in a situation where the jihadists are in, where there are more than two sides and any aid would be problematic.”

He compared the irony of it to the situation in Egypt where there are only two sides – the Muslim Brotherhood and the military – and said the president is not taking sides with either, showing “incoherence” in foreign policy.

“The only constant in all of this is Obama as a candidate, as a Senator, decided we should be out of these wars, we should be out of the Middle East, the tide of war is receding, he repeats it over and over again and pretends it’s true,” Krauthammer said. “We’re not in Iraq, we’re not in Syria, we’re not in Libya – we’re getting killed in Libya as we did – we’re not in Egypt. We are doing nothing. All the other actors are in play – the jihadists, the Russians, the Iranians, Hezbollah, but not the United States. We are irrelevant.”

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