Krauthammer: Iranian Ayatollahs Chants ‘Death To America,’ But Obama Attacks Israel [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” that it was “remarkable” and “startling” that President Barack Obama would attack its ally Israel while addressing its sworn enemy Iran. (VIDEO: Krauthammer: Obama’s ISIS Rhetoric ‘Sounds Like A Community Organizer)

Krauthammer made the remarks after Kelly played for him a video greeting Obama recorded for the Persian New Year. “There are people in both our countries and beyond who oppose a diplomatic resolution,” the president says. “My message to you, the people of Iran is that together we have to speak up for the future we seek.”

“Well, this is unusual in American history,” Krauthammer responded, “A president addressing a serious adversary, enemy of the U.S., where the leader leads chants of ‘death to America,’ and in the midst of it he takes a swipe at a most loyal ally in the region.”

“Obviously, he was referring to Israel” he said. “If only he would address as warmly or as rightly he does the Iranians and their leaders. This is quite remarkable.”

“And look, it’s not new to have a New Year’s greeting. He did that in 2009 and ever since…” he continued. “But to include this kind of swipe at Israel in addressing the ayatollahs, is really rather new and quite startling.”