Krauthammer supports drone program?
Columnist defends controversial position
- Duration 5:06
- Date Feb 18, 2013
Columnist defends controversial position
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That a top story -- not a controversial situation for President Obama we get a play golf with Tiger Woods press was banned from covered.
-- -- up -- -- -- reaction Charles -- now it's may seem like a trivial thing but.
There's a couple of things in play press access.
And the image of the president United States playing with Tiger Woods to his day controversial -- IDC.
I think you're right at the beginning it is a trivial issue.
And a guy wants to play golf the guy deserves a couple of days.
He wants privacy big deal -- since this is the biggest non media non story that the media have created.
-- -- -- -- -- -- You know I I think you know he's got a long way to go before he plays half as much -- as Eisenhower.
So a pretty good president you have to wouldn't it.
This I don't understand what stories are -- the outraged.
The press being banned from covering his leisure activities.
You don't care.
Absolutely not you -- -- watch -- -- slice.
I don't know I don't want to have any I mean I'd -- army why -- I don't you why this I don't care try to refute what do we know if -- I don't -- that's what we'll do is we'll look at the score -- and that's enough.
Yeah I mean look I think it's a big deal but obviously Tiger Woods is resonate.
And then the president -- lends his.
Prestige to mr.
woods in a sense.
So I can understand why people might not like that.
I don't think Obama is out there was.
Tiger -- receiving marital advice.
I think he's out there receiving a good advice and -- -- lineup upon that's a good -- he's a good golfer and you know if I wanna know -- at a baseball talked to Mark McGwire even always a story guy he knows that it is okay.
Now you -- to come -- that Charles Krauthammer.
Supports the presidential authority.
To drop drones on terrorists and kill them.
I'm very controversial issue briefly.
Do you understand why a lot of conservatives are against that they don't want to give the president that kind of authority life and a I do understand and I received a lot of incoming since the weekend.
When -- published a column I understand it.
But the problem is this under the constitution the commander in chief conducts wars Lincoln did FDR did.
Every president is the highest authority when it comes to deciding who lives and who -- look Lyndon Johnson -- out targets.
On which we dropped bombs.
FDR and Truman decided what C.
Entire cities we would wipe out -- was no review there was no committee.
There was no input from any one else but Delhi India declared war though we don't have a declared war would know it is it declared war.
Well we have as -- authorization for the use of force.
Past three days after nine elevenths.
Which has in the gulf war and has in the Iraq War.
He's a modern equivalent.
Of a declaration of war you do that and we declared who the enemy was.
The people who did 9/11 and all those who harbored or abetted of them do you say that declaration.
Do you think did it -- Romney were elected presidents a hypothetical but it's in context of the discussion.
If Mitt Romney had been around like to present them I think he would have continued to draw on -- program do you think there would have been as much conservative opposition.
If there were Republican drop in the drones as opposed to Obama is in this about Obama.
No I don't I.
Think it would that would be the same amount of opposition.
I think it's a principled opposition to.
These are people who worry about the extent of the power of government it would have been the same in the Bush Administration the real hypocrisy here is the liberals.
If this -- -- the Bush Administration.
Dropping drones on two -- in America we've done that you know Qaeda I mean you would know that that -- I think that there are principles -- stake.
I respect the opposition on this issue.
But I don't see any alternative.
To have -- unity of command in the conduct of the war and the principle here even if you attack an American as we get our lucky.
If you take up arms against United States even if you are US citizens distribute -- for a fixed.
The privileges of citizenship.
Including the protections of the constitution.
And the Fifth Amendment due process and once you do that by being an enemy combatants we can.
Drone -- away.
That we do an Afghan or Saudi.
-- Yemeni there's no difference Charles cut our everybody thanks as always -- -- the results of our billoreilly.com poll we asked.
Do you support presidential authority used to Woodruff -- 120000 he voted 45% to support the -- program.
There -- -- we thank you all for participating.