This past week, a massive rally took place in Paris, France which was attended for over 3 million people, and a little over 40 world leaders. Including French President Hollande, German Chancellor Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, England Prime Minister James Cameron among others. But there was one world leader that was noticeably absent. President Barack Obama, the president of the free world, and a nation that has been fighting the war on terrorism for years.
It would be expected that the leader of the United States then would join one of the largest rally’s, let alone historic, as citizens and leaders took a firm stand against radical Islam. Any past president, even former president Bill Clinton, would have traveled to Paris to stand with other world leaders. But Pres. Obama did not.
Instead he stayed home, only releasing statements and speaking on the tragedy. In doing so, he revealed his true feelings on radical Islam and attacks free speech and free expression. That he just plain does not care. About the world-wide attack on free speech and expression, and against humanity as a whole. If he cared, and believed what he said, he would have taken the first flight to Paris to stand between President Hollande and PM Netanyahu. He would have stood arm in arm with them and walked in solidarity.
I have hoped that he would do the decent thing and stop hiding behind faux feelings and press releases, and decide to be honest and up front with the American people about his feelings. But that is a fantasy that will never come to fruition.
It will be interesting to see how White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest will handle the questions that are coming his way. Gauging from his past briefings, it should be one to watch.