Quotations by Charles Krauthammer

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Born: Monday, March 13, 1950
Profession: Journalist
Nationality: American


Doves oppose war on the grounds that the risks exceed the gains. War with Iraq could be very costly, possibly degenerating into urban warfare.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: War, Doves, Iraq)

Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: Politics, Trust, Character, America, American, Assassination, Country, Politicians, Years)

Fairness through leveling is the essence of Obamaism.
- Charles Krauthammer

I am not religious. I do not believe that personhood is conferred upon conception. But I also do not believe that a human embryo is the moral equivalent of a hangnail and deserves no more respect than an appendix.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: Religious, Respect)

I happen to believe that the preemption school is correct, that the risks of allowing Saddam Hussein to acquire his weapons will only grow with time.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: Time, School, Weapons, Will)

If Obama has his way, the change that is coming is a new America: "fair," leveled and social democratic. Obama didn't get elected to warranty your muffler. He's here to warranty your life.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: Change, Life)

If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: History, Life, Virtue, Discovery, Nothing, Public, Risk, Running, Will)

If you believe that health care is a public good to be guaranteed by the state, then a single-payer system is the next best alternative. Unfortunately, it is fiscally unsustainable without rationing.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: Health, Care, Public, State)

Newt Gingrich had to work hard - getting Republican candidates to sign the Contract with America - to nationalize the election that swept Republicans to victory in 1994. A Democratic anti-Tea Party campaign would do that for the Republicans - nationalize the election, gratis - in 2010.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: Work, Victory, America, Party, Republican, Republicans)

Obama is a leveler. He has come to narrow the divide between rich and poor. For him the ultimate social value is fairness. Imposing it upon the American social order is his mission.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: American, Mission, Order, Poor, Value)

Science has everything to say about what is possible. Science has nothing to say about what is permissible.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: Science, Nothing)

This is a formidable enemy. To dismiss it as a bunch of 'cowards' perpetuating 'senseless acts of violence' is complacent nonsense. People willing to kill thousands of innocents while they kill themselves are not cowards. They are deadly vicious warriors and need to be treated as such.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: People, Cowards, Enemy, Nonsense, Violence)

Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent's life is at stake. The bad guy you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge. In such a case, the choice is easy.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: Life, Time, Choice, Circumstances, Evil, First, Information)

When under attack, no country is obligated to collect permission slips from allies to strike back.
- Charles Krauthammer
(Keywords: Country)







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