Wednesday, November 25, 2015
President Hollande Goes Home Empty Handed
"Don't worry, Francois. I'm still coming to Paris for that climate change conference."
It appears that President Francois Hollande's visit to Washington this week resulted in as much gain as Bibi Netanyahu's visits to see our current president. After the attacks in Paris, Hollande, who had seen the scales drop from his eyes, was determined to organize a grand coalition among France, the US, and that other recently victimized country, Russia, to take out ISIS once and for all. No sooner did he arrive then a wrench was thrown into the plan when Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet. Obama, for his part, patted Hollande on the back and told him that he, well, had his back.
Not only that, but Obama added insult to injury when he announced at their joint press conference that next week he was going to travel to Paris to attend a conference on climate change.
Also revealed was that in the past days, France has taken out ISIS' command and control center (whatever that is) in Syria through their air bombing. Wait a minute! For how long have we been bombing ISIS from the air? And we had yet to achieve that? (Maybe one of the 64 other countries in our coalition was assigned that task.)
Next, Hollande is visiting Angela Merkel (where presumably, he will be pressured to increase the number of refugees allowed into France.) Then he tries his hand with Putin. Ironically, he may get more results with the Russian president. Obama is not interested.