Charles Krauthammer – an inspiring and influential commentator

Charles Krauthammer, a conservative media commentator, is having a major impact on the US election rollercoaster.  His comments are insightful, provocative, original and entertaining.

He has played a significant role in the Benghazi Ambassaor debacle remaining a hot topic – what the State Department and the White House knew and when … and was there a deliberate attempt to try to snow the matter to avoid impacting on Obama’s presidential campaign.  see here

Krauthammer is an inspiring guy:

Honours degree in political science and economics

Commonwealth Scholar in Politics at Oxford

qualified as a doctor at Harvard despite becoming a paraplegic in 1st year medicine (a diving accident) .. did psychiatry and wrote some orginal papers regarding mania.

A member of Chess Journalists of America.

A co-founder with his wife of ProMusica Hebraica

A Pulitzer Prize winner for his columns with the Washington Post… and winner of other prizes.

Called by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in America.

See wikipedia’s comment about him here

His comments about the Obama debate fiasco are priceless.  here and  here

and a list of his articles here. and the other good news is that Krauthammer well and truly “gets” Israel, and is firmly supportive… a great guy to have.

.. this is what he said about Libya

“It’s beyond a disconnect, it is utterly damning. There are two scandals going on. The first is the coverup. We now know, and they knew earlier there was no mob, there was no demonstration, there was no incentive about the video. It was all a completely false story. This was simply an attack of our men who infiltrated and killed our people.

So everything that Susan Rice said was a confection, it was an invention. And as you showed, it was repeated again and again. You had Hillary Clinton speaking of the video as the body of the ambassador was lying next to her. Then you had Susan Rice spinning the tails. You had the president of the United States addressing the General Assembly more than 2 weeks later talking about the video, the insult to Islam, et cetera. You have this entire story going all along. They’re trying to sell the video, trying to sell extremism and they’re trying to sell all of this at a time when they know it isn’t true. So that’s number one. That’s a scandal and I think it has to do with the fact that they were spiking the football over the death of bin Laden and al-Qaeda a week earlier in Charlotte and this is a contradiction of it.

The second scandal is the lack of security at the site before. So what happened before? And I think that what happened was the administration, it wasn’t a lack of money that they withdrew all the support and they didn’t put up the required barbed wire and the fences and all of that. It was under the theory which starts with Obama at the beginning; we don’t want to be intruders in the area, we don’t want to be oppositional, we don’t want to have a fortress in America, we don’t want to look imperialist. We want to blend in with the people and help them build. That’s a noble aspiration and that was the motive for having very light security, but it was a catastrophically wrong decision to do it in Benghazi in a no man’s land in Dodge City and it cost us the lives of the Ambassador and three other Americans.”

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