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Krauthammer’s Take: ‘To Buy off the Russians,’ Obama’s Selling out on Syria

The Obama Administration’s tendency to cede ground in international negotiations is “another reason why our allies are scared to death of the last year of this presidency,” Charles Krauthammer argued tonight.

Commenting on the administration withdrawing its position that Bashar al-Assad cannot stay in power in Syria, Krauthammer said: “This was the central position of his Syria policy, Assad has to go. Now he’s obviously signaling, Kerry is in Moscow, they’re trying to buy off the Russians and the Iranians by actually withdrawing that.”

“In the same way that when he did the red line for these chemical weapons, he backed away,” Krauthammer said on Tuesday’s Special Report.

“Today, the IAEA reported that it gave Iran a clean bill of health after self-inspection,” he continued. “They gave in on everything on the Iran negotiations. With Obama, you are pushing against an open door. All you have to do is what Putin did: Show resolve and don’t move.”

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