Silence of the Lamb

If anyone has had lingering doubts about whether or not President Obama is a weak leader, those doubts have been obliterated by his pathetic response, or non-response, to the terrorist attacks in Paris.  He could hardly be bothered to comment, let alone muster any passion or anger.  As usual, the administration's oh so carefully constructed "statements" were nothing but calculated blather, cleansed of any word that might be misconstrued as blame on the perpetrators or Islam.

Worse than his wishy-washy verbal comments is his failure to show up, or send a representative of the administration to the massive rally in Paris in support of the victims of those attacks.  Yes, the terrorist-defending Eric Holder was in the vicinity, but only to spew out more of the same drivel Josh Earnest and Obama  produce – words designed to be so thoroughly inoffensive to anyone they are meaningless to everyone. 

What did he do instead?  He watched football games on television.  Neither he nor Biden had anything on his schedule.  How do we explain this level of irresponsibility, this refusal to grasp the gravity of the situation on the world stage?  Is he afraid for his own safety?  Did we twice elect a complete coward to the presidency?  Maybe so.  Or does he simply think such brutal attacks on innocents are somehow deserved, and that we must learn to accept them as a consequence of the reach of American power?  Who can forget his oft-quoted line, "The future will not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam"?  That would imply his bias in favor of  the jihadis.

Just how low is this president prepared to go?  How embarrassing is it that the United States gave so little serious thought to yet more bloody proof that Islamic terrorism is on the rise, and not at all in a "JV" way?  Obama's pathetic appeasement and preference for "leading from behind" have become an international tragedy.  His denial of the obvious, much of it his own doing, is catastrophic for the world, not just for the United States.

If anyone has had lingering doubts about whether or not President Obama is a weak leader, those doubts have been obliterated by his pathetic response, or non-response, to the terrorist attacks in Paris.  He could hardly be bothered to comment, let alone muster any passion or anger.  As usual, the administration's oh so carefully constructed "statements" were nothing but calculated blather, cleansed of any word that might be misconstrued as blame on the perpetrators or Islam.

Worse than his wishy-washy verbal comments is his failure to show up, or send a representative of the administration to the massive rally in Paris in support of the victims of those attacks.  Yes, the terrorist-defending Eric Holder was in the vicinity, but only to spew out more of the same drivel Josh Earnest and Obama  produce – words designed to be so thoroughly inoffensive to anyone they are meaningless to everyone. 

What did he do instead?  He watched football games on television.  Neither he nor Biden had anything on his schedule.  How do we explain this level of irresponsibility, this refusal to grasp the gravity of the situation on the world stage?  Is he afraid for his own safety?  Did we twice elect a complete coward to the presidency?  Maybe so.  Or does he simply think such brutal attacks on innocents are somehow deserved, and that we must learn to accept them as a consequence of the reach of American power?  Who can forget his oft-quoted line, "The future will not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam"?  That would imply his bias in favor of  the jihadis.

Just how low is this president prepared to go?  How embarrassing is it that the United States gave so little serious thought to yet more bloody proof that Islamic terrorism is on the rise, and not at all in a "JV" way?  Obama's pathetic appeasement and preference for "leading from behind" have become an international tragedy.  His denial of the obvious, much of it his own doing, is catastrophic for the world, not just for the United States.