Almost 2 million people attended a rally in Paris celebrating free speech and solidarity. They gathered in the Place de la Republique in front of the statue of Marianne- symbol of the triumph of the Republic- holding an olive branch in one hand and the rights of man in the other.
Jews, Muslims, Christians and more than 40 heads of states were there, minus one glaring absence- Barack Obama. Where was he? If his ego was too inflated to stand in solidarity with 40 foreign leaders, couldn't he have sent John Kerry. Obama sent three White House officials to the Michael Brown funeral, couldn't he have spared one person? I'm thinking Europe might not be so enamored of the man.
What an embarrassment. Shameful.