At least Obama had the courage to call the attack what it was and not "workplace violence" or a "spontaneous protest" gone wrong!
The terrorist attack by Islamists shouting "Allahu Akbar" as they killed writers at a magazine which had published cartoons satirical of the Prophet Mohammed has appalled and horrified the people of France and those around the world who still value free speech.
In a statement Obama called this "an attack on journalists, attack on our free press, also underscores the degree to which these terrorists fear freedom -- of speech and freedom of the press." But once again, Obama could not use the word "Islamic" in describing the terrorists. Did he think the Tea Party did this?
Still, his statement is quite a different tune then when he had the maker of a You Tube video jailed after terrorists attacked our diplomatic compound in Benghazi in which he blamed the video, and free speech, for the attack.
Remembering that at the time Obama spoke to the United Nations and said "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." And who can forget when he said in separate remarks "we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others." Except of course no one can remember him standing up for Christians who are under constant assault from members of his own party.
Readers may also recall the dozens of times Obama claimed that al Queda was on the path to defeat. Yet terrorists in today's attack identified themselves as belonging to al Queda in Yemen.
While Obama's words today are welcome they are years late. It's impossible to escape the consequences of his delusion over the evil nature of Islam and years of attempting to appease those who threaten violence in order to limit the freedoms (or lives) of others. To paraphrase Rev. Wright, Obama's chickens are coming home to roost and the world is a far more violent and deadly place as a result!