January 12, 2015

Quote of the Day

It is no small thing for the king of Jordan, a direct descendent of the Prophet Mohammed, to march in a rally prompted by the murders of people who mocked Islam as well as of innocent Jews -- all of whom were killed by Islamic extremists.

The United States, which considers itself to be the most important nation in the world, was not represented in this march -- arguably one of the most important public demonstrations in Europe in the last generation -- except by U.S. Ambassador Jane Hartley, who may have been a few rows back. I didnít see her. Even Russia sent Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

I say this as an American -- not as a journalist, not as a representative of CNN -- but as an American: I was ashamed. -- Jake Tapper


Quote of the Day Posted by John Kranz at January 12, 2015 11:55 AM

This president famously embarked on a worldwide "apology tour" to, ostensibly, atone for the arrogant belligerence of previous American administrations. The next president must be prepared for a similar demonstration, to apologize for his predecessor's effete detachment.

{Many whom I know would have stated this far less delicately.)

Posted by: johngalt at January 12, 2015 1:47 PM | What do you think? [1]