A free lance American journalist was savagely beheaded last week by Islamic State radicals, who then posted the video for all to see.
The American response?
The nation's chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Eric Holder, mapped out plans to apprehend the Britsh-accented man who performed the beheading for criminal prosecution.
President Obama called out the radicals for their horrific acts, promised forceful retaliation then returned to the golf course where he is vacationing within six minutes while the parents of James Foley publicly wept during their news conference.
Are we the only ones seeing a complete disconnect from our president and his administration?
What if President Roosevelt had called for authorities to track down who dropped the bombs on Pearl Harbor for criminal prosecution?
We understand this president's resistance to military confrontation. We understand the country is tired of putting out firefights in the Middle East.
But this is different. This is a mobilized, well-financed, well-equipped radical militia with the stated goal of occupying our White House and exerting their will over Americans. They are not content to merely exert influence in their own territory. They are gearing up to come after this country.
Believe they are bluffing at your own risk.
Let's call it what it is. They are roaches, with no respect for human life. They need to be exterminated.
Surgical strikes - for all their success - aren't the ultimate answer. A more massive air campaign geared to eliminating the guts of this group before it gets beyond eliminating is needed. They may not be the ultimate answer because some of these horrible thugs may have already infiltrated our far-too-open borders, but it's the path that needs to be taken before it's too late.
In the meantime, President Obama needs to do what President Bush did when he realized being seen playing golf during times of personal and national tragedy sends a horrible visual impression. Give it up for now.
The clubs will still be there when his second term ends - hopefully.