CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: You mentioned Obama in '08.There is no tyrant or anti-American center in the world that Obama will not appease.
Well, this is what he said in '08: 'I will maintain the embargo.'
And he said for precisely the reason that we have cited here today: 'It provides us with leverage to provide the regime with a choice. If you take significant steps towards a democracy, we will take steps to begin normalizing relations' - which is the consensus that the country has had for 50 years.
There was not an ounce, there was not an inch, there was a not a suggestion of an opening here. So, this is a contradiction.
It's about, this administration, that everywhere it meets a tyrant, whether it's Putin in Russia and we abandon the missile defense system in Eastern Europe and get nothing in return; we do a START treaty which is advantageous to the Russians and does nothing on our part; or with Iran where Obama refuses to support the revolution in 2009 and appears to be relaxing sanctions and giving away the store on nuclear weapons.
Is there no tyrant or anti-American center in the world that Obama will not appease for nothing in return? If you get something in return, I'd be willing to listen. I haven't seen anything.