Earlier today I heard on the radio that the widow of one of the terrorists responsible for the Charlie Hebdo incident has fled to Syria. My initial thoughts were great, now we will start to see the case being made to go to war with Syria. But then tonight, I read this headline on the Daily Mail;
"America snubs historic Paris rally: Holder was there but skipped out early, Kerry was in India, Obama and Biden just stayed home"
Obama and Biden were free to attend (Kerry was India, probably trying to counter Russia's growing partnership with New Delhi). If they now try to rally the European countries to go after Daesh in Syria, I think the call will fall on deaf ears.
I am quite puzzled by Obama and Biden's absence (please, don't send me posts about how this proves Obama is a Muslim). France has historically been a strong ally of the United States dating back to the Revolutionary War. France has now had its own 9/11 and it would seem this would be a time to make political hay by showing up in force ("Je Suis Charlie!" or at least, "Vive le France!"). Instead, the US representative was Eric Holder (a soon to be former Attorney General at that!).
I am no fan of the Mr. Obama and has supposed foreign policy but this is just too damn dumb even for him. We've drug our European allies into 13 years of war and now want their help with Daesh. The least Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden could've done is burned some JP-4 flying Air Force One over to Paris.