Letters to the Editor

President Obama missing from Paris show of solidarity against terrorism

As I watch the current news regarding the terrible terrorist attack in Paris, I cannot help but remember President Obama several years ago telling a cheering crowd that al-Qaida was on the run.

Obama said today that he called Francois Hollande, president of France, and offered whatever assistance might be necessary to find the terrorists that did this hateful act. Again, I thought back to Benghazi when he was needed and he was nowhere around. He and Hillary Clinton told all four sets of parents they would get to the bottom of this and get back to them. Well, we are all still waiting.

I also wonder that the heads of state of Israel, Germany, etc. were all in Paris taking an active and vital role in a public show of support for France and for the whole world to see that we will not be intimidated by a group of violent, evil people. Where is President Obama? Or, at the least, where is Joe Biden? Well, I for one, cannot wait for the next presidential election.

Ned I. Cobb

Bradenton

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