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Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Has Done ‘Nothing of Substance’ about Ukraine

On Thursday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer slammed President Obama for his failure to take meaningful action to resolve the Ukraine crisis. The lack of American leadership in international affairs is responsible for the “general perception that the world is going to hell and the president’s out playing golf” and has registered in recent opinion polls, he said.

Obama likes to use false dichotomies to justify his inaction, Krauthammer said. “And of course when the president is inactive as he is now on this issue, [he] has done nothing of substance, they say ‘Well, what do you want to do? Go to war? Send troops into Ukraine?’” he said. “Whereas as Jonah [Goldberg] indicated, the alternatives, the other policies between nothing and war, there is a huge range of territory.”

The middle-range policies Krauthammer suggested include giving military aid to Ukraine, such as jamming equipment to protect airplanes from missile attacks.

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