Krauthammer’s Take: Obama’s 2016 Timing for Afghanistan Withdawal Is ‘Personal Narcissism’

by NRO Staff

Charles Krauthammer says President Obama’s premature announcement that he will reduce troops in Afghanistan to 10,000 was an “act of personal narcissism.”

“When this was talked about a few months ago in the press, there was mention of the fact that if the full withdrawal happened in 2016, that would allow Obama to leave office having fulfilled the promise of liquidating the wars,” he said.

Krauthammer found it contemptible that Obama would orient military plans around the timing of his departure from office, merely to make himself look better.