The Corner

Krauthammer’s Take

From Special Report with Bret Baier | Monday, March 12, 2012

On political reaction to the weekend killings of 16 Afghans by an American soldier:

You can’t conduct a war for years and years if the majority of the country is so strongly against it….

Part of the reason [for that], I think, is that we have a president who was willing to triple the number of troops and put young Americans at risk, but did not spend any political capital whatsoever in supporting a war in[to] which he sent additional troops and spent a lot more treasure.

There is a real disconnect there. So it’s not surprising [with a] president that did nothing to make the case for the war, and all we see are the news stories which are invariably disasters — the burning of Koran, the rioting, and now this massacre — that we have such low support.

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