In light of the terrifying video released by the Islamic State of Iraq showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley, UK Prime Minister David Cameron left his vacation and returned to London to attend important meetings to discuss the situation. Cameron called the video, “shocking and depraved.”
So, you’d expect the US President to do the same and immediately cut short his vacation, right? After all, a security threat to an ally as strong as the UK, must surely be an equal threat to the United States.
President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place.
Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon.
Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose of skepticism, since Obama rarely interrupts his vacations.
As of right now, there’s been no statement from Obama on the cold blooded murder of James Foley. Not a peep.
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GOLFING! Obama spoke from his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard and played golf immediately after delivering his remarks.