Readers React: Charles Krauthammer was powerful and civil but supported torture
To the editor: There is no question that columnist Charles Krauthammer, who died on June 21, was a powerful voice in the conservative movement. When it came to domestic issues he followed his own beliefs and values, refusing to bow to any ideology or political movement.
But when it came to foreign policy, he was a hard-edged neoconservative who believed that military force and war were the solution to many problems. He supported the torture of suspect terrorists and President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq.
He was what he was, and he would be the last one to want anyone to remake him.
Ralph S. Brax, Lancaster
At the close of a television appearance, a host typically thanks a guest for appearing on his or her program. Krauthammer’s response to the host was always the same: “My pleasure.”
And I believe he meant it.
Donald A. Yunker, Westlake Village
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