From the March 22 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier
BRET BAIER (HOST): As we showed you earlier, the president's public response to the terror attacks was actually pretty brief, fairly low-key. Let's get reaction now from syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, he's in Washington tonight. Charles, he obviously topped off that speech with a statement about the attacks and how the world needs to be unified. This trip is obviously being overshadowed now by the events in Brussels.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, Obama gave the terror bombing 51 seconds of his speech today in Havana. I thought the whole story of his presidency and its foreign policy was seen in the split screen. On one side you had the video footage of the attack in Belgium, this is the real world. And on the other side was Obama in a fantasy world he inhabits, where Cuba is of some geopolitical significance in his mind, but none in the real world. If Cuba disappeared tomorrow in a volcanic eruption like Santorini, nobody would notice geopolitically.
But Obama had to go, because this is legacy.This is settling the Cold War arguments of the academic left, of Obama's Columbia University days, the people who worship the Cuban revolution, the Sandanistas. Obama had his picture taken in front of a relief of Che Guevara, which sort of stated his worldview of his adolescent days, and now he does it as president. On the one hand is the real threat to the world, you heard from Chairman McCaul that this is hair raising stuff, that the Belgians are completely outmanned, the Europeans have no way of tracking, and that we are completely in the blind. We don't know what we don't know. That's the real world. Obama calls it the JV team, he pretends it's contained and controlled. It is not. Instead he does his sort of ideological holiday trip in Cuba while the world burns.