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Krauthammer: Obama Denounced Enhanced Interrogation; Now He's Judge, Jury And Executioner

"We can understand why Obama is doing this," syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said about the president's 'kill list.' "Why they clearly leaked this to the press. They want obama to look tough, hawkish and part of that is what is happening around the world. You look at massacres in Syria, he is standing by. You look at negotiations with Iran over it nukes, they're going nowhere. There is a collapse in Baghdad. Look at the way that the Russians are treating the United States. Putin dissing Obama personally by not showing up at the G8 summit or the NATO summit as a kind of way to slap Obama in the face and he does this without any reaction."

"So here's a story that shows he is a tough guy, he kills by remote control. There are a few problem with this. Number one, is as a military strategy, we aren't getting any intelligence, this is the past of least resistance. And some of the intelligence people are telling you we are living off the intelligence of the Bush years and soon it will not be useful because it will be outdated. Second is a moral argument. Obama went around preening, particularly in '08 and even after he's elected he went around the world preening about how there is a new direction and a moral direction of the United States. How we had lost our way with Iraq with these enhanced interrogations and he's going around and killing people where he is judge, jury and executioner," Krauthammer said on FOX News' "Special Report" tonight.

"I'm not against it, but if you take the moral argument and the preening that the Democrats did, about how terrible the Bush administration was for enhanced interrogation, well they didn't go around killing people from the air, and if necessary and often happens, the families as well. So they kind of lost the moral high ground here. But I understand why he is doing it. It makes him look tough," Krauthammer said.

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