As President Obama’s tenure in office comes to an end next month, the left wing media are already touting his legacy.
Obamacare and the death of bin Laden are probably at the top of most lists, though one prominent commentator is singing a different tune.
Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer said on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama’s foreign policy legacy is not a good one.
Here is what he said:
Aleppo is his legacy.
“History will remember this as kind of the symbolism of the whole policy of retreat and the inevitable outcome,” Krauthammer added. “The fall of the rebel-held city was preceded by desperate pleas from battered residents and reports of atrocities against them.”
Krauthammer bashed Obama on his “passivity” as he allowed Syrian President Assad to cross the proverbial “red line” without serious consequence and his failure to act as Russia intervened on Assad’s behalf.
When the red line was crossed, Krauthammer asserts, the US had the opportunity to attack solely from the air to disable the Assad air force to protect the people of Aleppo. He contends that Russian President Vladimir Putin was emboldened when his country first entered the fray in Syria on behalf of Assad. When the US failed to respond in any meaningful way, Putin took advantage of the silence and exacerbated the Syrian civil war.
Krauthammer asserts that Obama will not be remembered for his Iran deal or bin Laden’s death. He will be remembered as the president who let the people of Aleppo, including children, suffer at the hands of Assad and his extremists.
Watch the segment here.
Source: Fox News