World leaders from almost every major nation walked arm-in-arm in Paris on Sunday, leading over a million Frenchmen in a show of solidarity against terrorism. Note I said "almost". Can you figure out who's missing?
Yep, no Barack Obama. Or VP Joe Biden. Or SecState John Kerry, or any distinguished group of former presidents such as George W. Bush and/or Bill Clinton. Somewhere in that photo is the US Ambassador to France (read: big Obama financial contributor)....that's who was there representing the United States of America. I'm embarrassed.
You've heard the old saying, "Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way"? Have we become so weak-kneed that we don't want to offend anyone? Are we leading from the rear?
I've heard/read in much of the media that our once close working relationship with the anti-terrorism forces in Europe and elsewhere has cooled considerably. Why? Why wouldn't we want to nip this societal cancer in the bud? Internally our law enforcement seems to be doing a good job, but there's a big, wide world out there beyond our borders where terrorists are recruiting and training.
I think the French just bitch-slapped us. They voted with their presence at that march that they have the cojones to stand up to evil. Not negotiate with it, not knuckle under to it, but step on its throat.
Vive la France! Lead on.