Charles Krauthammer says the war on terror could last a generation or more.
“Obama wants to pretend that we can unilaterally end this war,” he told The Daily Caller.
“You can’t unilaterally end a war on your own by just declaring it,” he continued. “So that I think is the key notion we have to carry. And we have to be prepared, like our parents’ generation was, to fight generationally. Fascism took a generation to defeat. Communism took two generations to defeat. And this will probably take a generation to defeat. I have no doubt it will be, but I do doubt I’ll be around when it’s concluded.”
TheDC recently conducted an extensive interview with Krauthammer in his Washington office about his new book, “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics.” In this segment of the interview, Krauthammer reflects on America’s response to the 9/11 attacks and assesses the current state of the war on terror.
The previous segments of the interview can be viewed below:
Krauthammer dishes on what he thinks of Jon Stewart
The one question Charles Krauthammer won’t answer
Krauthammer talks his book, his hobbies and how he learned hypnosis
Krauthammer: Obama ‘tossed away’ George W. Bush’s Iraq War victory
Krauthammer on Jimmy Carter: ‘The worst ex-president ever’
Krauthammer: Matt Drudge is ‘the greatest headline writer in the history of mankind‘
Krauthammer reveals what he thinks of Rush Limbaugh
Krauthammer: Benjamin Netanyahu ‘is the right man’ for Israel’s crisis with Iran
Krauthammer: Sanctions ‘need to be strengthened’ on Iran for nuclear negotiations to work
Krauthammer: GOP civil war is a liberal media myth
Krauthammer loves Ted Cruz’s passion
Krauthammer discusses his relationship with Bill Buckley
Krauthammer on Chris Matthews: ‘I disagree with just about everything he thinks’