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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

OBAMA, KERRY AND JAMES TAYLOR – NO DIPLOMACY IN PARIS


WHAT KIND OF DIPLOMACY ARE OBAMA AND KERRY EXECUTING? NONE!

What could be a more amateurish act of “diplomacy” than Secretary Of State, John Kerry enlisting James Taylor as his musical ambassador to Paris after President Obama snubbed the French and some forty other heads of states in their show of solidarity against terrorism January 11 in Paris. While major media coverage of this spectacle has been minimal the internet left-wing propaganda network has been actively trying to justify Obama's absence and Kerry's ill-advised attempt to cover for him.

The sight of James Taylor, a talented musician, leaning over his guitar singing to the French “You've Got A Friend,” with John Kerry awkwardly looking on as a woman equally awkwardly held a microphone, was disappointing to disgusting – emphasis on the latter.

How many ways can President Obama and his administration embarrass America and reduce her preeminence in the world? One can only assume that their efforts are deliberate. In the case of batting terrorism Obama cannot even bring himself to recognize what the threat is and who is responsible.

When Europe, and even some middle easterners, finally unite in some measure of solidarity against terrorism, Obama abdicates his responsibility, as “leader of the free world,” even to participate in the show of solidarity.

I believe Obama's action in this case are far more defining of him and his view of the terrorism threat than has been addressed by media or any individual.

And, who can doubt that the French and others viewed Kerry's and Taylor's performance as anything other than amateurish and pathetic. Diplomacy it was not!

More on Obama's intentions in a later post.

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