Video: Columnist Charles Krauthammer asserted it was “rich” for John Kerry to criticize the GOP’s Iran letter given his protest activity during the Vietnam War on Monday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.
“I would say, Mr. Kerry, is it not rich that you should be criticizing the 47 Senators who are writing about an agreement that they believe is harmful to the country? And you are calling them acting unconstitutionally and contrary to the interest of their country, when you yourself, 40 years ago, spoke openly and to the world declaring your own country guilty of war crimes while we were in the middle of a war. In fact, depredations were the — and these are your words ‘Genghis Khan’… and you are here now accusing others of harming their country by speaking openly” he said.
Krauthammer concluded, “I think what’s happened here, is that the combination of the Netanyahu speech and of the letter, despite the [fact] that it’s given the opposition the opportunity for all these distractions about talking about protocol, and process, despite that, it has brought to the attention of the American people and the Congress how bad the agreement is. I think its immediate effect is that it stopped the administration its tracks from giving away the whole store.”