Charles Krauthammer (born March 13, 1950 in New York City), is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and commentator. His weekly column appears in the The Washington Post and is syndicated in more than 200 newspapers and media outlets. He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and The New Republic. Krauthammer appears regularly as a commentator on Fox News and as a weekly panelist on Inside Washington

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You had on that stage very strong candidates, and if you were to take away the glitz and the buzz and all the smoke, you would have seen the strongest field of candidate the Republicans have had in 30 years.

Charles Krauthammer

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He’s a brilliant showman. He has succeeded in taking all the attention away from what actually happened in the debate, and I think the GOP will rue the day, because this is a great opportunity to show off the field.

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This is a guy who’s running as the tough guy, the foundation of his campaign is our negotiators, our president, our administrations are stupid. They’re weak, they get kicked over in negotiations.

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24 days ago

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He says he was treated not nicely by three Fox News anchors. It doesn’t quite fit.

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If she had come clean-- which, of course, has never happened in the history of the Clintons-- they might have been able to do a document dump at the beginning, get it out of the way, a month or two ago, but now, they've been ordered by a judge, and there’ll be a release every other week, I think, for weeks and weeks, which keeps the story going forever, even if there isn't any smoking gun in any of these individual releases.

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[and] was acting pre-ISIS, what ISIS does is I think it gives direction, organization, and because of its command of the social media can actually activate people in a way that was more random before.

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This is in all probability an example of radical Islam at work, and you know I think our emphasis on ISIS is a little overstated because we've had these attacks that predate ISIS, nidal Hasan, when he shot and killed thirteen Americans, stood up on a table and yelled out.

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We have no idea if the inspections are going to work, they won't. They're ridiculous with the almost one month of notice. We have no idea what's going to happen with the embargos but we know one thing. The sanctions are done. Iran is now free. They will not be re-imposed and that is a huge success for Iran.

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That entire regime is now dead as a result of this agreement. Obama will now go to the Security Council making almost totally irrelevant what Congress does, they are going to go within days to the UN. They are going to pass a resolution. It will probably be unanimous which is approving of the deal and part of that resolution will be to cancel all previous resolutions on sanctions and declaring the illegality of the Iranian program.

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1 month ago

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They are going to go within days to the UN. They are going to pass a resolution. It will probably be unanimous which is approving of the deal and part of that resolution will be to cancel all previous resolutions on sanctions and declaring the illegality of the Iranian program.

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We gave in on the idea of them having to dismantle their enrichment, but even worse is the final capitulation, which was a giving in to a lifting of the embargo on ballistic missiles and conventional arms. I think even skeptics of the deal have been shocked by the degree of the capitulation.

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But even worse is the final capitulation, which was a giving in to a lifting of the embargo on ballistic missiles and conventional arms. I think even skeptics of the deal have been shocked by the degree of the capitulation.

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He has been there in Wisconsin… He took on the unions, was challenged again and again, overwhelming opposition from Democrats around the country pouring in money against him. And he succeeded, it was much more a governor than a president speaking, but I think that’s why he’s appealing. It’s a straightforward campaign with conservative principles.

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That’s exactly who Scott Walker is, and how he’s running. That was a workmanlike speech, he’s a workmanlike guy.

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If you don't ignore him, you end up in exactly what he wants -- a conversation about him. It's a complete waste of time.

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This is a woman, this is a candidate who is going to be the nominee. We all know it, for all of the Bernie momentum stuff. That’s a sideshow. But you have to go through 15, 16 months of a ritual of actually campaigning, there is no campaign. There is not going to be a debate. There isn’t a challenge. So she is stuck for these 15 or so months pretending to be a candidate and what you get are pretend events.

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[ T ] Charles Krauthammer idea that the court should decree that it ’s a Constitutional right, something that had been hidden in the Constitution for over a hundred years and that nobody had ever discerned, is simply a way of saying that it has been removed from the democratic arena. It can no longer be debated, all the laws are cancelled, and we are now in a new place, ironically, Ruth Bader Ginsburg who is on the court today once said, before she ascended to the court, that the abortion decision had prevented a stable social settlement of the abortion issue that was headed in the reform direction because it took it out of the political arena.

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2 months ago

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That ’s exactly what happened today on gay marriage.

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If they do, there is no question they will repeal and replace, they are going to run on it. It ’s something they are going to campaign on and be committed to it.

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The idea that we’re going to have a frank discussion is almost amusing. The vice president said responsible countries adhere to international law… The Chinese are laughing at him.

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2 months ago

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Who is the dominant superpower here and who is the supplicant? The weakness of this response is simply astonishing.

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Had the flag not existed or not been on the grounds of the capitol, this massacre would have happened in any case, but it's the standard liberal impulse: something happened really bad. So there's got to be a problem, there has to be a solution, we must do something, even if that something is entirely irrelevant.

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It was stream of consciousness.

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This is a Band-Aid.

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This is not something that’s going to have any effect, and the most shocking fact of all is… that we’ve trained exactly zero Sunnis.

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[His promise is] irrelevant, it's anachronistic, it's obsolete.

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The problem is not Guantanamo or holding them somewhere else.

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We will know looking back if this is warranted, but I must say the way that she spoke at the very end in which she essentially said to the mob, ‘I will speak on your behalf, I will bring you justice and now you will bring peace.’ She doesn’t speak for the mob and her job is not to bring peace, her job is to adjudicate these issues without consideration for what’s going to happen outside. It looks like appeasement of the mob. We will only know when the evidence eventually comes out.

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4 months ago

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We don’t know if she has the evidence, because the report has been given to her confidentially in the investigation. So we don’t know what happened inside the van, we don’t know what she was told happened inside the van.

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4 months ago

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Her job is to adjudicate these issues without consideration for what’s going to happen outside. It looks like appeasement of the mob. We will only know when the evidence eventually comes out.

Charles Krauthammer

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4 months ago

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With Hillary her image of course was known, but she was going to get a fresh start, she paid her dues, she had been a public servant as secretary of state, she was going to start with a fresh slate.

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4 months ago

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What’s happened here is not the other side hitting her, but the emails and these stories, these are self-inflicted wounds and has redefined her the way she was. The way she was seen as controversial, you know, on the edge of corruption, not trustworthy.

Charles Krauthammer

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4 months ago

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They burn the tapes, they eliminate the email. Yes, you might not have had a direct quid pro quo in the emails, but there might have been hints of things going.

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While you are walking the line.

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They were deliberately deceiving the American people and the Congress, they were pretending otherwise, because in that way, they could portray [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu - who gave an accurate assessment - as an alarmist, trying to stir up war.

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4 months ago

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They want the deal. They want to say, look what we've accomplished - we've stretched the breakdown from two months to a year, and also to generate alarm, to say, we have to do this, because the Iranians are so close to acquiring a bomb.

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With ObamaCare, Obama said to everybody, if you like your plan, you'll keep your plan - they knew that would not be true, this administration is determined to get a deal, and will not let the facts stand in the way.

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The administration is quickly developing a huge problem of credibility, when the vice president says that [progress against ISIS is significant and growing], and then within seven days, ISIS is at the gates of Ramadi, it has it surrounded-- You’ve got to ask yourself, what exactly is the vice president talking about?

Charles Krauthammer

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We heard that for years.

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I think this argument between him and the Wall Street Journal over what is essentially two percent of the rate, I think it's slightly overexaggerated. It's not going to make any difference in the real world if there's a one or two percent lower rate, and I think what's he's doing is trying to win votes with the sweetener of the child tax credit, there's nothing wrong with that. And it's true that a pudding has to have a theme, but a tax plan doesn't have to have a theme. The theme here is that you're lowering the rate, particularly on the corporate side. You're lowering the tax on investment and return, capital gains, which is what everybody on the right has always said is the engine to drive growth. So, you've got very serious pro-growth elements in here, and you've got a sweetener for the child tax credit, that that's a rejection of Reaganism I find slightly over the top.

Charles Krauthammer

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4 months ago

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I like the way he says 'I'll be back in the background until the end,' then they're going to unleash him because he does well unleashed at the end…in full flower.

Charles Krauthammer

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4 months ago

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The Obama foreign policy has collapsed, and whatever name you want to put on Paul's position, isolationist or non-interventionist, he's without a doubt the one Republican who’d be running who is closest to Obama in his view of foreign policy, arguably, he's to the left of Obama on NSA, on surveillance, on the use of drones, essentially, on the war on terror.

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Arguably, he's to the left of Obama on NSA, on surveillance, on the use of drones, essentially, on the war on terror.

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Our objective is always national security. And sometimes you can get it on the cheap, and sometimes you can’t.

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I think essentially he has a hill he cannot climb.

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Iran is promised a total lifting of sanctions. That's UN, EU, United States, everywhere. We're not sure about the timing but it could be as early as June. And, that will supercharge the Iranian economy, will strengthen the regime, will give it tens of billions of dollars with which not only to build its nuclear facilities, but to use for the proxy wars around the Middle East, it is possible when they sign the agreement in June there will be a huge relief of sanctions, and when Obama speaks about snapping them back, if the Iranians are cheating, there is not a chance in the world that the Chinese or the Russians or even the Europeans are going to snap on sanctions again, we would be acting alone, we'd be completely isolated.

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5 months ago

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So number one they get their economy back and that's all they really wanted, but the second, the most astonishing thing is that in return they are not closing a single nuclear facility. Their entire nuclear infrastructure is intact.

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5 months ago

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The reason that the Saudis didn’t tell us about what they were doing in Yemen is because they are opposing Iran and they can see us handing the region over to Iran in the nuclear negotiations.

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5 months ago

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I think this is a direct reaction to what they did in Iraq. The fact that they went on a timetable, they withdrew all Americans, and now they are back in a much worse situation where Iraq is sort of being divided between ISIS and Iran, sort of the worst of both worlds, [The administration understands] that the timeline is really not something you can stick to.

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5 months ago

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They finally have a player they can work with. This is not Karzai, who insisted on...insulting the United States, and really sort of implying he was sympathetic with the Taliban. This is a guy who is really very pro-American.

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5 months ago

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Cruz talks about you have to walk the walk, rather than talk the talk. You have to have done something, but that's not his record in the Senate, when Walker says, 'I ran the state, I took on the unions, I took on the liberals and I won,' it's going to be a strong argument.

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5 months ago

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This is the president’s mendacity continuing to a degree that is really quite remarkable.

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Look, it’s clear that Obama loathes Netanyahu more than any other world leader.

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What's going to happen overnight… the Europeans, the Chinese and the Russians are going to end their sanctions, and that means even if we retain our sanctions, it will make little difference, the sanctions regime will be over.

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5 months ago

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The Europeans will have suspended their sanctions, Iran will be progressing economically, and we will have given Iran an excuse not to honor the agreement. So we'll have no inspections, no control, and nothing.

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5 months ago

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No one has asked her yet whether in the criteria that her staff used before destroying the 30,000 emails they decided that the communications about the Clinton Foundation and the contributions of other governments was a private or public issue. I suspect it was all deleted.

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They spend the first month or so - surrogates, the machine - attacking the accusers, as in the Lewinsky scandal. she can't do it because, the answers to the questions - if remotely honest - are self-indicting.

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She can't do it because, the answers to the questions - if remotely honest - are self-indicting.

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It allows enrichment, it's going to allow a new generation of centrifuges, it's going to allow the development of ballistic missiles, it doesn't do anything about the development of an actual warhead that will go on a weapon that will attack either Israel or Europe or the United States.

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6 months ago

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This is a genocidal movement, you kill Christians, you kill Jews, you kill Yazidis but you may in certain circumstances, enslave them, that's what we're up against, and we have an administration that will not even admit there is a religious basis underlying what's going on.

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6 months ago

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His facts are wrong. Staples has said that the policy in place was instituted a decade ago, so it was not instituted as a way to get around Obamacare, but he makes it sound as if getting around a law, meaning responding to the incentives that are written into the law, is somehow unsavory. And he talks about that, it's the same way he talks about everything that's private enterprise.

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6 months ago

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That's the source of the millions that are paid in taxes, which support the parasitic government that Obama is running. I mean, that's essentially how capitalism works, the government doesn't make money, it takes it, and it takes it from enterprises that are successful.

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They’re afraid of Putin militarily. They’re afraid of what he might do in the Baltic States, in Poland.

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The question is whether Iran has influence over the Houthis in Yemen, and the administration pretending otherwise is simply the continuation of denying reality, they're armed, they're supplied, they have advisers on the ground.

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They're armed, they're supplied, they have advisers on the ground.

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That's why this is a double attack on us, it's a loss of an ally against Al Qaeda. and it's a huge geopolitical gain for Iran extending its influence over Arab states.

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7 months ago

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Obama promised when he began these negotiations 18 months ago, he had a time limit… This was the last ditch negotiation, the last chance for Iran to come clean, [Obama] said we’re going to do this for six months, then we will reimpose sanctions if Iran hasn’t [made an agreement]… What does he do? He doesn’t impose sanctions. He extends talks.

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This is Obama saying if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period. He promised sanctions.

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That’s exactly why Congress wants to impose it, triggering it only if Iran doesn’t agree to give up its nukes.

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It’s not at all tax reform, it’s in fact the exact opposite. It’s complicates the code with all kinds of little curlicues and handouts under certain conditions.

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The way the administration is always focused on what you call core Al Qaeda, as if you can ignore all the other elements, the other scattered Islamist groups around the world and you denigrate them as JV, that just doesn't wash anymore.

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The fact we focus on one or the other is beside the point.

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Clips you showed demonstrate the ambivalence of this administration about what is the nature of the war on terror and whether it’s actually still going on.

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Republicans are going to have a chance to show how retroactively for the last six years everything has stopped in the Senate. he's going to be exposed.

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He's going to be exposed.

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Now I'm not criticizing the administration, because there are no choices, north Korea doesn't have anything, does n’t do anything, North Korea doesn't export anything except illegal stuff which is obviously sanctioned. North Korea's been sanctioned up the wazoo.

Charles Krauthammer

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8 months ago

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North Korea doesn't have anything, does n’t do anything, North Korea doesn't export anything except illegal stuff which is obviously sanctioned. North Korea's been sanctioned up the wazoo.

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It’s win win. If the president vetoes it, it proves what in fact the president actually said himself in the same interview, one of the reasons he did not have to veto, as he said himself, Harry Reid blocked so much in the senate that he did not like. So in fact, this is the way for republicans to retroactively reshape their image.

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It’s the one place we may need in the future if we capture a terrorist, and we want information, there’s a reason for a place like Guantanamo, no reason whatsoever to shut it… Why are we doing this?

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This whole thing is completely illogical. In all of human history, people have taken prisoners of war, and then they hold on to them until the war is over.

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I ’m not sure we ’re gon na like what we see and if this is going to be the great cultural export that stands for American liberty, i wish we had done a bit better, but nonetheless I will agree Christmas Day is Christmas Day, so let ’s celebrate a victory for free speech.

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As [ Duke of ] Wellington said, ‘ nothing save a battle loss is quite so melancholy as a battle won. ’ We won the battle and now we have to watch the movie.

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Of course the media loves it when it's a liberal Democrat, she's a principled politician, whereas when it's a Ted Cruz, he's a terrorist, essentially.

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We don't rely entirely on documents because you need to know the context, you need to know what was in the mind of the person referred to, they had over two years to interview and talk to anybody involved including the highest officials who were never excluded from interrogation in principle, but who were never spoken to, and then they end up releasing every single report without any of that.

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