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    Re: Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What was so pressing that Obama, personally, needed to go to France? We entered WWII without a presidential trip to France to kick it off and are already into a global war on terror to a much larger extent than France will ever be.
    Noted, you don't think it was important enough for the President to attend, even though leaders from 40 other countries DID attend....I think it sends a lousy message....
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    Re: Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    He was probably too busy thinking of more ways to turn the United States into a communist country, where everyone is Muslim, but also gay sex is common, and we all pay 75% taxes. That's where I think Obama was.
    Maybe some of that, if you say so.
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    Re: Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Noted, you don't think it was important enough for the President to attend, even though leaders from 40 other countries DID attend....I think it sends a lousy message....
    How many of those 40 national leaders are actually involved in the global war on terror? Talk is cheap and war is expensive.
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    Re: Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    How many of those 40 national leaders are actually involved in the global war on terror? Talk is cheap and war is expensive.
    C'man, France specifically avoided the global war on terror back in the early 2000s. Remember when the 'Murica crowd was running through the streets calling them surrender monkeys? Hell, I bet I could find thousands of posts by right wingers calling them such. Now, it's different because Obama didn't show up. If he had shown up, they would have probably complained that he's stealing the show and not focusing on made up scandals like Benghazi and the IRS thing.
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    Re: Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    How many of those 40 national leaders are actually involved in the global war on terror? Talk is cheap and war is expensive.
    List of leaders to attend rally....

    Albania -- Prime Minister Edi Rama

    Algeria -- Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra

    Austria -- Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz

    Belgium -- Prime Minister Charles Michel

    Benin -- President Thomas Boni Yayi

    Britain -- Prime Minister David Cameron

    Bulgaria -- Prime Minister Boyko Borisov

    Canada -- Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney

    Croatia -- Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic

    Czech -- Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka

    Denmark -- Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt

    Gabon -- President Ali Bongo Ondimba

    Georgia -- Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili

    Germany -- Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Greece -- Prime Minister Antonis Samaras

    Hungary -- Prime Minister Viktor Orban

    Israel -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman

    Italy -- Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

    Jordan -- King Abdullah II and Queen Rania

    Latvia -- Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma

    Mali -- President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

    Niger -- President Mahamadou Issoufou

    Palestinian territories -- president Mahmud Abbas

    Portugal -- Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho

    Romania -- President Klaus Iohannis

    Russia -- Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

    Spain -- Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

    Switzerland -- President Simonetta Sommaruga

    The Netherlands -- Prime Minister Mark Rutte

    Tunisia -- Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa

    Turkey -- Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

    United Arab Emirates -- Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan

    Ukraine -- President Petro Poroshenko

    United States -- Attorney General Eric Holder - **FAILED TO ATTEND**

    European Commission -- President Jean-Claude Juncker

    European Parliament -- President Martin Schulz

    European Union -- President Donald Tusk

    NATO -- Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

    You tell me....I see more than a few in there....
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    Re: Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    C'man, France specifically avoided the global war on terror back in the early 2000s. Remember when the 'Murica crowd was running through the streets calling them surrender monkeys? Hell, I bet I could find thousands of posts by right wingers calling them such. Now, it's different because Obama didn't show up. If he had shown up, they would have probably complained that he's stealing the show and not focusing on made up scandals like Benghazi and the IRS thing.
    This isn't a political thing....This is the honorable thing to do, show up...What's so hard with showing up?
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    Re: Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

    The ugly truth of it all is Obama didn't give a flying crap about any of this. He doesn't see the big deal with just another armed assault the police should handle.

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    Re: Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

    Why in the heck didn't Holder attend?? He was in Paris. Personally, I would have preferred Kerry and he did want to go, but couldn't break some prior commitments in India.
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    Re: Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What a shameful display. And liberals wonder why rational opposition to Obama claim he is sympathetic to radical Islamists.
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    Re: Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This isn't a political thing....This is the honorable thing to do, show up...What's so hard with showing up?
    How many world leaders showed up at the hundreds of 9/11 rallies held in the US right after?
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