Krauthammer: U.S. ‘Won’t Have Any Allies’ After Release of Senate Intelligence Report

• December 8, 2014 7:43 pm


Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer warned that the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee Report on CIA interrogation techniques will alienate the United States from international allies and prevent it from gathering crucial human intelligence.

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Obama administration supports releasing the report, despite concerns that its release may endanger American military and diplomatic personnel abroad.

Krauthammer said aside from the immediate damage, the U.S. may will have no allies left that are willing to trust American intelligence officers.

"Most important, I think, is the fact–what intelligence service abroad is going to help us when they are going to be exposed and pilloried around the world?" Krauthammer said on Fox's Special Report.

"We're not going to have any allies around the world, and because we have so little human intelligence, as a result of a drone program that kills our enemy and never captures them–nobody has gone to Guantanamo in the six years of the Obama administration–we rely on the eyes and ears of other allies. Who is going to help us after this? nobody."

The report, which is expected to be released on Tuesday, has prompted the U.S. Military to dispatch nearly 4,000 Marines to the Middle East in anticipation of potential fallout–including attacks on U.S. embassies.