Krauthammer was on with BillO tonight to discuss Obama’s press conference on Syria and the K-man was very critical of Obama’s conciliatory response to Russia thumbing America in the eye. In fact at one point Krauthammer says this:
[Obama] had something else to say about the Russians where he said “I’m not quite prepared that they are signing on to our idea of a transition where Assad steps down.”
What in God’s name is he talking about?
The Russians are opposing that. The Russians are blocking that. The Russians are supporting Assad. They block all resolutions to bring him down. They have blocked all resolutions for an arms embargo. They are sending helicopter gunships. They’ve announce that they are going to send anti-aircraft equipment so the Syrians can shoot down anybody in the future who might want to do a rescue or some kind of support for the Syrian people from the air. And we’ve just had the news that the Russians are preparing to send three ships from their Black Sea port to the Syria port of Tartus where the Russians have a base, naval facilities that Putin has revived for the first time since the Cold War. And we have a president who says ‘I’m not sure they’re signing on to our program.’