Krauthammer: WH dead wrong on Netanyahu’s invitation from Congress

After reminding viewers Wednesday that President Obama still knows how to stir up a college audience, Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer said this may be how the president is best remembered by history.

“This sort of reinforces the idea that I’m sure will be the epitaph of the Obama presidency: ‘He couldn’t govern, but he sure knew how to campaign,'” he said Wednesday on “Special Report.”

Obama was speaking in Idaho, where he called on Republicans to “work with me,” following his defiant State of the Union speech the night before.

Krauthammer also remarked on negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and House Speaker John Boehner’s recent decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress next month.

It was an invitation that was described as “a breach of typical protocol” by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, but Krauthammer scoffed.

“The idea that somehow this is an intrusion, Congress is an independent body,” Krauthammer said. “That’s what’s written in the Constitution. If it wants to invite a head of state, it can do that.”

As for Iran, Krauthammer explained that Obama does not want to impose more sanctions, even though he said he would.

“[Obama] promised sanctions. He obviously does not want to do it,” he said. “And sanctions is the third way between a capitulation and war. And that’s why Congress wants to impose it, triggering it only if Iran doesn’t agree to give up its nukes.”

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