Photo Journalist James Foley Courtesy www.mediabistro.com

I have always written about local Glendale politics and events. I have never written about national or world events for a variety of reasons but the beheading of an American journalist by ISIS compels me to do so.

My deepest sympathy to Mr. Foley’s parents. Their hearts are breaking. No parent should have to bury a child.

All my adult life I have been a registered Democrat. No more. I voted for Barack Obama in 2008. No more. The damage President Obama has done to America’s reputation as a world leader is unforgiveable and unforgettable. America, under this President, has become a weak, reactionary and feckless country.

The death of James Foley has left me deeply disappointed, angry and frustrated in this President’s determined policy to isolate America from world events. His inability to articulate a strong national posture in response to the actions of a brutal Islamic militant army has emboldened them and will cause not only more individual pain to the families of other American captives but will reap national pain as ISIS carries out its promise to attack us on our own soil.

The most frustrating aspect of all is that we are saddled with this man as leader of our country and the free world (ever shrinking) for another two years. What further horrors await as our President resumes his vacation and his golf game?

© Joyce Clark, 2014


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