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Krauthammer’s Take: Bergdahl Court Martial Will Hurt Obama in Eyes of Soldiers

Asked tonight whether the Bowe Bergdahl court martial could turn his release from the Taliban into a “loss” for the Obama Administration, Charles Krauthammer said, “I think the loss is the fact that Obama actually thought that he deserved a victory lap when he announced the release and stood up in the Rose Garden with the parents of this man who could turn out to be a traitor.”

“It just tells you what Obama is thinking,” he said on Wednesday’s Special Report. “It’s not just the illegality of the act. It’s the fact that he didn’t recognize what he had essentially done and then he allows his National Security Adviser to go out there and say he served with honor and distinction.”

“It’s simply staggering,” Krauthammer continued. “And if you’re a soldier serving under this commander-in-chief you have to wonder about what kind of command he’s exercising.”

When George Will said Obama shouldn’t have commented at all because he didn’t have enough details, Krauthammer countered, “I’m not sure he was lacking the details. I think he lacked the discernment.”

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