Obama absent as world leaders gather in Paris to protest Islamic terror
An impressive array of world leaders is gathered in Paris to march in solidarity with the victims of Islamic terror. British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and even Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas found it important enough to stand up to those who would kill the critics of Mohammed to come to the City of Light.
But not President Obama. Even though he has no activities at all on his presidential daily schedule, he is too busy to make time. (The NFL playoffs are on TV, though.)
The highest-ranking US official is the outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, a lame duck.
But then again, this is a president who said before the UN General Assembly, “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam,” and that is exactly what the cartoonists and editors of Charlie Hebdo did. Apparently Obama really meant it.