The 24/7 critic of President Barack Obama, Charles Krauthammer, is at it again. Commenting on the president’s speech to the nation on his plans to confront radical Islam in the Mideast on Sept. 12, Krauthammer writes the president “finally got the mission right but there remains the disconnect between the ends and the means.”
Krauthammer goes on to describe the president’s strategy as having halfhearted substance, whatever that may mean and half-hearted tone.
I think Krauthammer may be tone deaf. Continuing not to give the president any slack, Krauthammer goes on to conjecture that the origins of the speech were more political than strategic, and the purpose of the speech was to “to save the wreckage of a presidency.”
After outlining the difficulties of the mission, Krauthammer asks “how will the commander in chief, already reluctant and ambivalent, react to setbacks?”
Krauthammer makes clear in this commentary, as he does in all of his commentaries, the he doesn’t believe Obama will react well.
We shall see.