World leaders united in France over the weekend with a march in solidarity with the victims of the terror attacks in Paris. But there was one prominent world leader missing - President Barack Obama. In fact, no senior leader was on hand to represent the United States. Why? Glenn discussed the story on radio this morning.
"Here is our oldest ally," Glenn said. "We would not have won against the British had it not been for the French. Our oldest ally, and we weren't there."
"John Kerry is not there. Joe Biden isn't there. Eric Holder isn't there."
Eric Holder did attend a summit on terrorism in Paris, but was not a part of the march.
From left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU president Donald Tusk, Queen Rania of Jordan march in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Thousands of people began filling Frances iconic Republique plaza, and world leaders converged on Paris in a rally of defiance and sorrow on Sunday to honor the 17 victims of three days of bloodshed that left France on alert for more violence. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
"How did you not march? How did you go over there and not march?" Glenn asked.
"It is sending the world a message," he continued. "Benjamin Netanyahu and Abbas are standing arm in arm. Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu, arm in arm. Where the hell were we?"
Later in the show, Glenn said the message to the world should be loud and clear. The U.S. isn't anti-France, but rather refuses to get on the bandwagon when it comes to speaking out against radical Islam.
"We won't get on the bandwagon going against Islamic extremism. We don't buy into that," Glenn said.
The White House admitted Monday that they should have had a stronger presence in France for the march.
BREAKING: White House says it erred in not sending higher level official to anti-terror march in Paris.— The Associated Press (@AP) January 12, 2015