Folks, this story isn’t going away. Apparently, just minutes after President Obama gave his speech about the beheading of James Foley by the group formerly known as ISIS, he quickly returned to the golf course to play another round of golf with friends including former pro-basketball player Alonzo Mourning, Glenn Hutchins, founder of private equity shop Silver Lake Partners, and healthcare lobbyist Cyrus Walker. The incident sparked outrage for its lack of decorum following the death of an American citizen. Given how callous this was, we have to wonder if Obama’s favorite golf buddy, Sen. Mark Udall will condemn the President for being so insensitive.
Not only was Obama’s golf game insensitive, but it also speaks to his utter lack of interest in national security. Liz Cheney, daughter of vice president Dick Cheney, observed via Twitter that “Obama is more dedicated to golfing than he is to defending the nation.”
And, even the French (the French!) are criticizing Obama’s move. According to The Wall Street Journal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had some pointed words for the President:
“I know in Western countries, this is vacation period. But when people are dying, you must return from vacation.”
What’s it going to be Senator?