To prove once and for all that religious fanaticism and violence are absolutely unacceptable to Western civilization, 40 world leaders linked arms at a massive anti-terror rally in Paris on Sunday. Literally millions of freedom lovers took to the streets in the largest demonstration of its kind in French history.
Standing tall against terror and ignoring personal risk were French President Francois Hollande, British PM David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, representatives from Turkey, Italy and...and...oh, screw it. We can only stall so long. Barack Obama wasn't there. Of course he wasn't there! Just because a couple of days ago he declared that he would "stand with France" doesn't mean that he should actually have to, you know, stand with France. Especially on the weekend.
Not that the United States was entirely unrepresented. Attorney General Eric "Isn't He Gone Yet?" Holder was already in Paris mounting an investigation into whether the terrorists had been read their rights and offered legal counsel before being shot by the over-armed and quite possibly racist French police. Holder did not, however, actually bother to attend the anti-terror march owing to a pressing brunch engagement at the Folies Bergère.
Still, despite all evidence to the contrary, Barack Hussein Obama isn't entirely uninterested in stemming the worldwide plague of radical Islamic terror.
Just kidding! He is entirely uninterested and won't even admit that radical Islamic terror exists!
But he has offered to host an international White House "Summit on Countering Violent Extremism" next month, at which he will explain his belief that truly violent extremists like Timothy McVeigh and Officer Darren Wilson might have been turned away from their blood-soaked paths if they had only been given two free years of community college.
BONUS: Parlez Vous VC?
We don't doubt it for a minute, Mr. Kerry.