Charles Krauthammer possesses an M.D. in psychiatry and is gifted in the study of mathematics. I simply note these things to help prove a point made by the late Laurence J. Peter about those who rise to their level of incompetence. Peter observed that people who were highly competent or gifted in one field often jumped into a field where they could rise to this level, displaying their ineptitude in fields far removed from their original areas of expertise. Perhaps no other right-wing commentator exemplifies this insight more than Charles Krauthammer. Krauthammer fancies himself an expert in both foreign policy and domestic politics. His utter incompetence in these areas is simply breathtaking, as this article documents. Among other things he "predicted"--
- That NATO would not be able to use air power effectively in the Balkans.
- That the invasion of Iraq would be known in history as "The Three Week War".
- That Barack Obama would never be elected president. (Krauthammer, hilariously, said Rudy Giuliani was the likely winner.)
- That Afghanistan would NOT turn into a quagmire.
IN FOREIGN POLICY AND POLITICS, CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER IS A DANGEROUS, KNOW-NOTHING AMATEUR. KRAUTHAMMER LITERALLY DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL HE'S TALKING ABOUT.
But oddly enough, it never seems to shut him up.