Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer had some harsh words Tuesday for the White House calling the evacuation of our embassies in the Middle East “ordered departures.”
Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report, Krauthammer said, “This is the first administration in history ever to launch a lexicological war on the enemy. You know, they’ve thrown the book at them - the dictionary.”
BRET BAIER, HOST: The state department splitting hairs over “ordered departure” or evacuation as you heard there. The Yemeni government put out a statement saying, “While the government of Yemen appreciates foreign governments’ concern for the safety of their citizens, the evacuation of embassy staff serves the interests of the extremists and undermines the exceptional cooperation between Yemen and the international alliance against terrorism.” We’re back with the panel. Charles?
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, let’s see: evacuation is not an evacuation, it is an ordered departure. I would have thought ordered departure is what happens at national airport every couple of hours when a plane takes off on time. A coup in Egypt isn't a coup, it’s a change of government. The war in Afghanistan isn’t really a war, it’s an overseas contingency operation. What happened in Benghazi was not really a terror attack, it was a spontaneous riot. As the Secretary of State at the time said, “What difference does it make?”
This is the first administration in history ever to launch a lexicological war on the enemy. You know, they’ve thrown the book at them - the dictionary. It really isn't enough.