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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Pretty Straightforward question. Do you think he should have and you can discuss why you think he didn't below explaining your answer.
    He didn't attend any of the marches against police brutality here. He didn't attend any marches against police using excessive force against protesters exerting their first amendment rights here. If he didn't attend those, then he sure as hell shouldn't be attending non-American marches in defense of free speech.

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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Well, lots of talk hasn't changed things so far - the terrorists are still killing people and gobbling countries up at we speak, but miracles do happen, I guess.
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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its funny-Bush got an awful lot of flack for not landing after Katrina even though that was a security safety nightmare. Interesting how partisans still attacked him for that.
    Well, since you brought him up...would Bush have gone? Where was Mitt or Jeb? Why didn't they go to show us what a "real leader" is? Christie was, of course, too busy watching the Cowboys from Jerry's box to even put his rhetoric in the right place.


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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    There were American sympathy rallies as I understand it. Trafalgar square in London was filled, and there were marches in several other countries. The 1.5 million in Paris was matched through various cities in the rest of France.
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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Well, since you brought him up...would Bush have gone? Where was Mitt or Jeb? Why didn't they go to show us what a "real leader" is? Christie was, of course, too busy watching the Cowboys from Jerry's box to even put his rhetoric in the right place.

    really?

    Mitt or Jeb was supposed to represent the US

    In what role?

    There were 44 heads of state in that march.....

    Dont you think some of those countries were concerned about security also?

    But Obama or Biden not representing is akin to a civil rights march in the south in 1967, and MLK is nowhere to be found

    Somehow...i cant see that happening

    This was a march about freedom.....

    Maybe our country who is supposed to be the leader of the "free" world could have sent one of two heads of state?
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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    I voted yes but only because when he's out of the country for photo ops, he's not doing any more damage to the US. I'd just as soon he stay on the golf course for the next 2 years. As far as the actual event, meh. Photo op time and nothing of any substance comes from that sort of thing. It certainly doesn't intimidate the terrorists.

    Why was Holder even there? My guess is that Obama wants to ignore terrorism, specifically Islamic terrorism, and view actions by Islamic terrorists as isolated acts of violence, crimes to be dealt with by police (as long as the perpetrators aren't black anyway). He wants Justice to deal with it and that it not be considered a homeland security or international problem.

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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Pretty Straightforward question. Do you think he should have and you can discuss why you think he didn't below explaining your answer.
    Nope.

    1.He is America's president, not France's.
    2.These monsters murder innocent people all the time in the name of Islam and Obama did not stand with any of the other victims of those monsters.
    3.Anytime the president goes anywhere it is not just the president going somewhere.It is his security, his assistants and other people that add to the cost.
    4.Obama said "the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam",so his sympathies do not lie with Charlie.
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    Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    There were American sympathy rallies as I understand it. Trafalgar square in London was filled, and there were marches in several other countries. The 1.5 million in Paris was matched through various cities in the rest of France.
    This was what made me think the administration should have had a stronger presence in one of those rallies on our shores.

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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    UPDATE:

    In a rare admission, the White House today said it made a mistake in not sending a higher-level official to represent the U.S. at the unity rally in Paris on Sunday, in the wake of last week’s terror attacks.
    Paris Terror Attack: White House Admits It 'Should Have Sent Someone With a Higher Profile' to Rally - ABC News
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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    really?

    Mitt or Jeb was supposed to represent the US

    In what role?

    There were 44 heads of state in that march.....

    Dont you think some of those countries were concerned about security also?

    But Obama or Biden not representing is akin to a civil rights march in the south in 1967, and MLK is nowhere to be found

    Somehow...i cant see that happening

    This was a march about freedom.....

    Maybe our country who is supposed to be the leader of the "free" world could have sent one of two heads of state?
    Anybody could have gone as a private citizen. Since in the mind of US Con, Mitt and Jeb are "real leaders" maybe one of them should have gone as an example of leadership.

    It doesn't matter who went and didn't. Some would hate on him for going, and most of the same people are hating him for not going. Haters gonna hate.


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