The Corner

Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Biggest Recruiter of Terrorists Is American Weakness’

Charles Krauthammer explained that one of the main reasons al-Qaeda is in the midst of a resurgence despite President Obama’s earlier claims that it was severely weakened is because this administration “has done a lot of retreating.” He clarified that retreating does not necessarily mean the president’s decisions to withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, but more so that he has refused to take a tougher stance in the face of terrorism, such as in the aftermath of last year’s attack on the American diplomatic facility in Benghazi.

“Obama used to talk about Guantanamo and all the sins of the Bush administration — torture and all this stuff — as the recruiter of terrorists,” he said on Special Report tonight. “The biggest recruiter of terrorists is American weakness.”

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