Charles Krauthammer Slams Obama … “It’s Amateur Hour” … “Obama Boxed Himself into a Corner and Now He’s Looking for a Out


Barack Obama, the Amateur in Chief …

Charles Krauthammer ripped President Barack Obama a new one in his analysis following Obama’s Rose Garden presser this after noon where he said he would wait until Congress comes back from vacation on September 9th and ask for approval to strike Syria. Krauthammer called it “AMATEUR HOUR” in the White House. Well, it’s been that for 5 years and counting.  Krauthammer was most astonished by the speech was the “lack of any urgency” Obama and his minions have been railing that the attack on Syria had to be immediate, even before any one was sure who actually was responsible for the gas attack.

“But the idea that you make the case, you leak the details, you tell the world that this has to be done and then you say, Well, I will take my time. I’ll go to Congress and we’ll see. This should be done in three days.”

Looks like the UK Telegraph agrees with Charles Krauthammer: Barack Obama is proving an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to George W. Bush.

From The Daily Caller:

Krauthammer criticized Obama for the way he has handled the unfolding of events surrounding the crisis in Syria.

“[T]he most astonishing thing is the lack of any urgency,” Krauthammer said. “As you say, Congress will be back in a week. He says, ‘I can strike in a day or a week or a month,’ as if he is a judge handing down a sentence and the execution can be any time in the future. There is a war going on. Do you think everybody is going to hold their breath, hold their arms, step aside until Obama decides when he wants to go to Congress?

“Look, I think he should go to Congress,” he continued. “I think it is absolutely necessary. But he has done no preparation. What they should have done — I mean, this is sort of amateur hour. When there were the first attacks six months ago or if you like, when we had the current attacks, he should have immediately have called in the Congress the way the prime minister of Britain had called in the parliament, had a debate and got a resolution and then went out and told the world we are going do x or we are not going to do x.”

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “Charles Krauthammer Slams Obama … “It’s Amateur Hour” … “Obama Boxed Himself into a Corner and Now He’s Looking for a Out”

    1. Lightwave on August 31st, 2013 7:44 pm

      Plan now is simple: vote no on authorization for Syria, and when petulant Boy King Obamee attacks anyway, impeach.

      You will have the 67 votes in the Senate to remove should Obama ignore the will of Congress on this.

    2. Tamikosmom on August 31st, 2013 8:01 pm

      Considering the gathered intelligence … sometime in the three days prior to August 21st … Congress could have held an emergency convening via teleconferencing and … with Congressional approval Obama could authorize what needed to be done to prevent the gassing of almost 1500 Syrians.

      Three days!! Not even a warning!! What is wrong with this picture.


      US government’s assessment of Syria’s use of chemical weapons
      Published August 30, 2013
      White House Unclassified Intel Report


      We have intelligence that leads us to assess that Syrian chemical weapons personnel – including personnel assessed to be associated with the SSRC – were preparing chemical munitions prior to the attack. In the three days prior to the attack, we collected streams of human, signals and geospatial intelligence that reveal regime activities that we assess were associated with preparations for a chemical weapons attack.

      Syrian chemical weapons personnel were operating in the Damascus suburb of ‘Adra from Sunday, August 18 until early in the morning on Wednesday, August 21 near an area that the regime uses to mix chemical weapons, including sarin.

      On August 21, a Syrian regime element prepared for a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus area, including through the utilization of gas masks.

      Our intelligence sources in the Damascus area did not detect any indications in the days prior to the attack that opposition affiliates were planning to use chemical weapons.

      Read more:

    3. Tamikosmom on August 31st, 2013 9:17 pm

      Could it be that a Congressional debate and vote is all a dog and pony show?

      Obama leaving door open to Syria strike, even if Congress votes no
      August 31, 2013

      The senior State Department official told Fox News that every major player on the National Security Council – including the commander-in-chief – was in accord Friday night on the need for military action, and that the president’s decision to seek a congressional debate and vote was a surprise to most if not all of them.
      However, the aide insisted the request for Congress to vote did not supplant the president’s earlier decision to use force in Syria, only delayed its implementation.

      “That’s going to happen, anyway,” the source told Fox News, adding that that was why the president, in his Rose Garden remarks, was careful to establish that he believes he has the authority to launch such strikes even without congressional authorization.

      Read more:

    4. A Texas Grandfather on August 31st, 2013 9:37 pm

      The community organizer has never lived in reality. He is in his insular world of make believe and anger.

      If we were to know the truth about his total background, the people would understand just how worthless he is as a leader.

    5. katts on August 31st, 2013 11:43 pm

      @ #4
      about 2 months ago while looking at vintage books I met an older man who in talking was deadly, razor sharp. The kind of intellect one would expect of an ambassador, or Head of State, etc.

      KNEW the “family tree ” of US and foreign politics from the 70′s on

      He said he had been the aide to a Japanese Professor connected to a California College who became a liaison of some type to the philippines under Marcos. Told me the names but spoke to fast and the names were too foreign for me to remember or pronounce

      Told the story of how unnerving it was to be surrounded by machine guns during dinner as Marcos was well protected by the military.

      He said Obama was esentially a puppet picked to further the agenda of global unification. His brother, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood assisted in funneling money from the Muslim Brotherhood to pay for Obamas Harvard education and personal support

      He also mentioned the Bilderburgs and multiple others

      Assuming this is man was legit, of course the powers that be know Obama’s backgound but purposely delude the American People.

      Found this which appears to confirm the man’s story.

      Is anyone a political history buff who might know the Japanese Professor’s name?

    6. katts on August 31st, 2013 11:53 pm

      This seemed a very good article explaining some of the specifics of the plan for a borderless North American trading block including a new currency.

      It explains the plan to do away with the US constitution

      (Think – not learning cursive wriring means not reading it. Bill of Rights. Constitution. Electronic usage an understanable “simple” excuse for sheeple minds.)

    7. Caribbean on September 1st, 2013 6:48 am

      Gee, maybe he really doesn’t want to strike his Muslim buddies, is worried how it will look if he doesn’t, and is hoping that Congress will say no to give him a way out.

    8. bob on September 1st, 2013 7:18 am

      We need to do whatever Israel tells us to do ASAP.

    9. Tamikosmom on September 1st, 2013 10:34 am


      Could it be that Barack Obama is not really interested in striking Syria? Could it be that it is all a dog and pony show to give him the excuse not to defend Israel if/when She is attacked?

    10. kashekamon on September 2nd, 2013 1:38 pm

      obama has never denounced being a muslim….he may not attend rev wright’s church but probably participates in his private sermons and beliefs.

      The CIA approached obama 3 times to acknowledge the fact that they knew where bid laden was and wanted to take action….and he said no….the 4th time he finally had to say yes to his capture or death.

      It’s way more than obvious that obama is really not an American and is not loyal to the Presidency or to our Country. Why does this a-hole remain in office?

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