The Corner

Krauthammer’s Take: ‘What Is This, CSI Damascus?’

Responding to the president’s remarks that the United States will stick to its strategy with regard to Syria until we have a “chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened,” Charles Krauthammmer asked sarcastically, “What is this, CSI Damascus?”

“In the middle of a war, you expect a chain of custody in deciding if a weapon was used? Look, this is a president who sees himself as a liberal reformer,” Krauthammer explained. “He remembers what happened to LBJ, he knows what happened to George Bush — you get involved in a foreign war, your presidency is ruined — and I think he has been determined from the first instant with Syria that he would not allow himself to be dragged in. I think the reason he put out this supposed red line about chemical weapons is that he imagined it wouldn’t be used or that it was a way to postpone a decision until the future.” 

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