"France is our oldest ally," President Barack Obama said during a speech last Friday in Tennessee. "I want the people of France to know that the United States stands with you today, stands with you tomorrow."

Shamefully, Obama did not stand side by side with the French people on Sunday, January 11th when they really needed him the most. He should have matched rhetoric with action and gone to Paris as the leader of the free world to march in the huge Paris rally honoring the victims of jihad and supporting free expression.

Instead, he decided to stay home.

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