I ran the video of Valerie Jarrett Thursday discussing President Obama’s no-show at the Paris march, but I missed this. I myself inadvertently called it a “parade” after hearing her remarks. But it was emphatically not a parade, and Jarrett probably was choosing her words carefully in order to minimize the issue.
“Not once, but twice, she referred to that march as a parade, dismissing and apparently trying to trivialize an unprecedented show of solidarity and European opposition to radical Islamists,” said Fox Business News host Lou Dobbs.
Here’s Jarrett again:
Actually, Ms. Jarrett, this is a parade. If Obama doesn’t get more serious about battling the war – yes, the war – against Islamist – yes, Islamist – terrorism, maybe he’d like to join this one.