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Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Doesn’t Have a Strategy for Islamic Radicalism Because He Doesn’t Think It Exists

On Monday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said President Obama’s lack of a strategy to defeat Islamic terrorism is bad enough, but it’s made worse by the president’s indifference toward the extreme threat posed by groups like the Islamic State.

“We complain he doesn’t have a strategy in the war on radical Islam — the reason he doesn’t have a strategy is because he thinks there is no need for a strategy because it is random violence,” Krauthammer said. “He thinks, and he says it openly, this is like the fighting of crime in the city. There is no unifying ideology of the criminals of a city. You go after one after another.”      

Obama basically thinks the issue of Islamic terrorism would go away if the press would just stop hyping the danger it presents, Krauthammer said, which is all the more terrifying.  

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