Foreign policy in the Obama years is so embarrassing. France doesn’t need hugs or aging folk singers. France needs an honest assessment of the jihad threat and a realistic strategy to combat it. No number of hugs will substitute for that. But Obama, of course, doesn’t have realism or honesty to offer.
“James Taylor to Paris: ‘You’ve got a friend,’” by Kendall Breitman, Politico, January 16, 2015 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Paris to remind the French that they’ve “got a friend” in an unexpected way — through a James Taylor performance.
Video surfaced on Friday of the singer singing his hit “You’ve Got a Friend” to French officials….
President Barack Obama and his administration were criticized this week for not attending Paris’ unprecedented unity rally after the attacks. The White House later admitted that it “should have sent someone with a higher profile to the event.”
Kerry said that this visit was meant “to share a big hug with Paris ” — and, apparently, a song.