On James Foley, Compare and Contrast

Scott noted earlier today President Obama’s “appalling” statement on the murder of journalist James Foley by ISIL. There is also this:

Shortly after delivering a statement denouncing the execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamist militants in Iraq, President Obama hit the golf course on Wednesday.

Obama completed the statement at a school in Martha’s Vineyard where he is vacationing, before arriving minutes later at a local golf club.

The president planned to play a round with former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, private equity investor Glenn Hutchins, and longtime friend Cy Walker‎, according to the White House.

Obama Golfing

Whereas, on the other hand, we see this report from Great Britain:

David Cameron has condemned the murder of a US journalist by a British jihadi as “shocking and depraved” and broken off his holiday to lead the government’s response to the crisis.

The Prime Minister is expected to chair a meeting with officials from the Foreign Office and Home Office to discuss the actions of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Mr Cameron said: “If true, the murder of James Foley is shocking and depraved. I will today chair meetings on the situation in Iraq and Syria.”

The Prime Minister has broken off his holiday in Cornwall after just a day, having previously said that he would return “immediately” if the situation in Iraq deteriorated.

God only knows what Cameron would have done if Foley had been British.

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