Monday, January 12, 2015

White House Admits It Screwed Up Not Sending Higher Profile Official To Paris Rally

Okay, so I was wrong, the U.S. was represented at the Paris unity/freedom march on Sunday. The U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane Hartley. But big deal. She was already there. Eric Holder was also in France, but did not attend. He could have. No last minute plane to catch. But nope, just Ambassador Hartley.

Now the White House admits that they should have sent a higher profile official.

“I think it’s fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday.
Ya think?  50 world leaders attended- I got that number wrong too. British Prime Minister David Cameron was there. So was Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. Israel's P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu was there. Ireland, Austria, Spain, Russia, the Ukraine, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland. The list here.

And it was closer to 4 million strong that showed up to demonstrate to the terrorists of the world that we will not be cowed into submission.

They cited security reasons, but if Angela Merkel could show up, so could Kerry, or even Holder.

Earnest went on to say:

“I’m not suggesting that anybody bears responsibility for this outside the White House,” he said. “We here at the White House should have made a different decision.”

You bet.

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