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Krauthammer’s Take: Nobody ‘Cares About What Obama Says’

Speaking on Special Report Monday evening, Charles Krauthammer argued that President Obama’s approach to foreign policy has taken away much of the fear and respect with which many nations have traditionally regarded America. “The fact that people don’t like the United States is not new,” said Krauthammer, “what’s new is that these non-likers have no respect for the United States.”

Krauthammer contrasted Obama’s rhetoric with reality, pointing to the president’s record of calling to “hold people accountable,” with his repeated failure to do so around the world.

Referring to press secretary Jay Carney’s warning that allowing Snowden to leave will undoubtedly harm China’s relationship with the U.S., Krauthammer argued that nobody in Beijing takes President Obama’s threats seriously: “Nobody worries or cares about what Obama says because it carries no weight.”

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