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Krauthammer’s Take: Kobane Falling to ISIS Would Be a Huge Setback for U.S.

On Tuesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said the fall of Kobane, a Kurdish city in Syria along the Turkish border, into the hands of the Islamic State would harm U.S. interests in the region. “It would be a tremendous, strategic, and symbolic victory if ISIS succeeds and right now it is,” Krauthammer said. “If this falls it’s going to be a huge setback for the United States and for any of the good guys on the ground in Syria or in Iraq.” Krauthammer continued to explain that U.S. air strikes constituted doing “practically nothing,” and called today’s five air strikes “utterly meaningless.” He added that the unserious American air campaign will have grave consequences for the Kurds, who are fighting to hold on to Kobane.

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