Sunday, January 11, 2015

Have We Ever Looked Worse?

This man is the President of the United States of America.  The leader of the free world.  Until he abdicated that position in the wake of the blood bath which occurred in Paris a few days ago.

I am ashamed for my country.

World leaders gathered with French President Hollande in a show of solidarity against Islamic terrorism.  One was missing.  Obama.

Consider those who put aside differences to attend the massive rally in Paris.  Israel's Netanyahu.  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.  Two who have little love for one another.  Ukrainian President Poroshenko  and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.  David Cameron was there.  So was Angela Merkel.  The King and Queen of Jordan.  More than 40 in all.  Except the United States. No President.  No Vice President.  No Secretary of State.

I wonder if France will stand with us the next time we need a coalition as they have in the past.  Or any of the others for that matter.  Well, it's not a problem concerning this continent you might say. Except for Canada just a few short weeks ago.  Oh, yes, the Oklahoma beheading was in there too recently.  And going back a ways to the "work place violence" at Fort Hood.

Yes.  It is a problem on this continent and in this country with it's porous borders and political correctness run so amok authorities cannot monitor what goes on in Mosques.

When 9/11 happened the world let it be known they were all American.  Why aren't we saying today we are all Charlie?  We are, you know, and ignoring it doesn't make it any less true.

Why wasn't our President there?  Is it because it wasn't at all about him? Leader of the free world?  Not today.


Word Tosser said...

Actually I was surprise that any were there.. in this day an age.. it was a brave or foolish thing to do... They very well, could have been targets.. The days of fairness and respect is long gone. if one of the cells had thought about it, they would have been there to bomb the area.. and who knows maybe next time.. I was surprise that Kerry wasn't there, after all isn't his wife French?

Mari Meehan said...

She is not. She is American of Portuguese descent. She is the widow of former Senator John Heinz, heir to the HJ Heinz empire.