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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Really off topic but we were watching the news this weekend and my daughter asked if "Broccoli Obama" was really our president. When I laughed and told her that wasn't really his name, she asked if anyone ever said something bad like that about him before and I told her "Honey, don't worry he's been called much worse".
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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't make any difference who was there for the rally. But just like any kind of pep rally or show of solidarity, a march like the one in Paris does have an emotional impact and does promote a unified statement of what is and what is not acceptable or tolerable in the world. So when I saw that photo of all those national leaders arm in arm, I wished America had been represented there.
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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't make any difference who was there for the rally. But just like any kind of pep rally or show of solidarity, a march like the one in Paris does have an emotional impact and does promote a unified statement of what is and what is not acceptable or tolerable in the world. So when I saw that photo of all those national leaders arm in arm, I wished America had been represented there.
    While not a significant, long-lasting issue, I can agree it was a missed opportunity.

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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.




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    Mornin MGOP. I have mixed thoughts about this. Like some have mentioned, being the Leader of the Free World. One would think he would appear with all those Leaders that showed up. I do think he should have at the very least had Kerry show up. Biden would have been a little better and more of acknowledgement. This would have been the better move to make than just have the US Ambassador attend.

    But, here we have all the Leaders of the West. All in one place and at one time. Now I am sure all have their security there to, and the French with all kinds of Policy and security out and about.

    Yet all it would have taken.....is one incident with a bomb, or a sniper and we could have been without these Leaders. And if that would have happened. We would still Have one Leader left. To take up the call and do what needs to be done.

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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin MGOP. I have mixed thoughts about this. Like some have mentioned, being the Leader of the Free World. One would think he would appear with all those Leaders that showed up. I do think he should have at the very least had Kerry show up. Biden would have been a little better and more of acknowledgement. This would have been the better move to make than just have the US Ambassador attend.

    But, here we have all the Leaders of the West. All in one place and at one time. Now I am sure all have their security there to, and the French with all kinds of Policy and security out and about.

    Yet all it would have taken.....is one incident with a bomb, or a sniper and we could have been without these Leaders. And if that would have happened. We would still Have one Leader left. To take up the call and do what needs to be done.
    Good pictures. I really think Obama's administration would have said something if there was a security concern. They are now just doing a poor job defending that it was a good idea to send the Ambassador. There obviously wasn't a threat. I'm not sure how...But no one was targeted at the march as far as they are willing to tell us.
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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Eh......non-issue. Just something to get the ODS crowds panties in a bunch (maybe Benghazi for the 4578th time might get better traction....)
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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Good pictures. I really think Obama's administration would have said something if there was a security concern. They are now just doing a poor job defending that it was a good idea to send the Ambassador. There obviously wasn't a threat. I'm not sure how...But no one was targeted at the march as far as they are willing to tell us.

    Well, when you have the European Leaders walking down the Street with the Leader of Israel out in the open. It was a Big Deal. Another thought I had was when BO gave his Speech for the Arab Spring and where that was, and how he was all for the camera.

    I just don't know why he passed up the Opportunity to show support for not only those Leaders. But for the Freedom of Speech.

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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    It's always a roll of the dice with JoJo,
    but he could've sent Kerry.


    Kerry sent his assistant.

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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well, when you have the European Leaders walking down the Street with the Leader of Israel out in the open. It was a Big Deal. Another thought I had was when BO gave his Speech for the Arab Spring and where that was, and how he was all for the camera.

    I just don't know why he passed up the Opportunity to show support for not only those Leaders. But for the Freedom of Speech.
    It would have been a great photo op. The "leader of the free world" leading the leaders of "lesser nations" in a march for freedom and all that nonsense.

    Is the American president still the leader of the free world, I wonder? Has he been since the aftermath of WWII?
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    Re: Should Obama Have Attended Je Suis Charlie March?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    It was an attack in France and he is a US president, there is no requirement.

    His time would be better spent dealing with officials in france for advanced planning efforts to minimize future issues.
    BO has sent up a meeting in Feb.....he is sending Kerry to hold talks on Dealing with the Issue of the Extremists.

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