Charles Krauthammer nails it. The smoke bombs and molotov cocktails in the background are his exclamation point.
When asked his thoughts on today’s turmoil in the Mideast Charles responded,
“What we’re seeing there on the screen is the meltdown, the collapse of Obama policy in the Muslim World…. What we’re seeing now is an Al-Qaedistan developing.”
Yes, we are.
Via Special Report:
Charles Krauthammer on the violence and mass protests in the Mideast:
“What we’re seeing there on the screen is the meltdown, the collapse of Obama policy in the Muslim World. The irony is that it began in Cairo in the same place with the speech he made at the beginning of his presidency in which he said he wanted a new beginning with mutual respect. Implying that under other president, particularly under Bush there was a lack of mutual respect which was an insult to the United States which had gone to war six times in the last 20 year on behalf of oppessed Muslims. In Kuwait, Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. So, to imply that we had somehow mistreated the Muslims which was the premise of his speech and how the Iraq War had inflamed the Arab World against us. Well, there was no storming of the Embassy in Cairo in those days.
What we’re seeing now is an Al-Qaedistan developing in Libya, a meltdown of our relations with Egypt. We have riots in Yemen. Attacks on our embassy in Tunisia. This entire premise that we want to be loved and respected, for him to apologize has now yielded all of these results. And these are the fruits of apology and retreat and lack of confidence in our own principles.”