U.S. support missing
My daughter, her husband and their two children marched in their hometown of Paris on Sunday. They carried the ‘Je Suis Charlie’ signs; it was my grandchildren’s first exposure to political expression. The fervent excitement on their faces said it all.
They were not alone, there were a reported 1.5 million like-minded people who took the streets in Paris alone. There were also 40 world leaders, but nobody of significance from the United States saw fit to attend.
My granddaughter called me from Paris to ask why President Obama was not standing with them. I did not know what to say.
Patrick Alexander, Coral Gables