Syndicated conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday that the remarks President Barack Obama made at the State of the Union about the Islamic State were “at the heart of what was wrong with the foreign policy.”
“It was completely disconnected from reality,” Krauthammer said on Fox News.
During his speech, Obama cautioned against overstating the power of the Islamic State.
“As we focus on destroying ISIL, over-the-top claims that this is World War III just play into their hands. Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks and twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages pose an enormous danger to civilians and must be stopped,” Obama said. “But they do not threaten our national existence. That’s the story ISIL wants to tell. That’s the kind of propaganda they use to recruit.”
Krauthammer seemed to have been left in disbelief by the claim from the president.
“He is talking about a world that really doesn’t exist,” he said. “And that’s why I think it completely diminished what he said on foreign policy.”
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