Charles Krauthammer explained that President Obama’s handful of “targeted” airstrikes on Iraq are “not going to make any difference” without sending weapons and equipment to America’s Kurdish allies on the ground — and right now they have yet to receive a single bullet.
On Fox News’ “Special Report” Friday, the conservative columnist pushed back on liberal commentator Juan Williams’ claim that the White House can act to “prevent genocide” without resorting to a wide scale military effort.
“To attack an artillery piece here and a truck there is okay,” he said. “But this is a 600-mile front. In the end it’s not going to make any difference.”
“The only thing that will make a difference is boots on the ground,” Krauthammer continued. “Kurdish boots! Nobody’s asking for Americans. Just fly in the weapons!”
Krauthammer added that before the United States in 2011, the Kurds “begged” President Obama to keep an airbase in their territory.
“We did, of course, nothing,” he explained, noting that our airplanes must now come all the way from a carrier in the Arabian Gulf.
“These are obvious things that we can do, but this president is unwilling to do them,” Krauthammer concluded.