Columnist Charles Krauthammer on Monday criticized President Barack Obama’s “insane strategic view of the world,” saying it’s why so many Americans are scared.
“Special Report” host Bret Baier pointed out House Homeland Security Chair Rep. [crscore]Michael McCaul[/crscore]’s Monday comments saying the intelligence community has information indicating ISIS is trying to exploit the Syrian refugee program to enter the United States. (RELATED: Homeland Security Chair: Obama Covering Up Evidence ISIS Is Targeting Refugee Plan)
Krauthammer, responding to Baier, said ISIS has successfully exploited refugees, noting that at least one of the Paris terrorists posed as a refugee.
“Well we know they’ve tried to do it and they’ve successfully done it in Europe because at least one of the Paris attackers had come through as a refugee from Greece. So we know that’s a real possibility,” Krauthammer said.
“It’s a little harder to get into the United States because you cannot use a raft across the Atlantic ocean, but still if you’re in the camps and you get interviewed, and you get the kind of vetting that the woman shooter had in San Bernardino — which is essentially none — you will get through.”
Krauthammer also explained that President Obama doesn’t believe the War on Terror is his fight.
“I think the reason Obama had to give that speech — and you really have to ask yourself ‘What did he achieve?’ — that he was told he had to show that he thinks this is a problem. His problem since the day he took office, he never wanted to fight the War on Terror. He abolished the term,” Krauthammer said. “I think deep down he believes the War on Terror was gross overreach, he said in these speeches when he went abroad in 2009. He talked about America overreacting. And in a sense that we have provoked this.”
“He says, if you talk about the Muslims in a bad way, that recruits for ISIS. Guantanamo is a recruiter for ISIS,” Krauthammer told the panel. “When the fact is that the cruelty and the savagery and the ideological [indecipherable] of ISIS is a recruiter for ISIS.”
“But he locates the origin of all that recruiting in what we do and he thinks, therefore, that the cure is for us to do as little as possible. It’s an insane strategic view of the world, but he actually holds it,” he said. “And I think that’s why the American people are so scared. He’s our leader and he believes that.”