A CIVILIAN aircraft was shot down. We are not sure exactly who did it, but it is nevertheless down.
It might have been the Russians. It might have been Russian separatists. It might have been the Ukrainian government. Whoever it was, this is an international incident of monumental proportions.
The U.S. State Department, at their first press briefing, pretended nothing had happened and chose to speak about routine matters.
President BO (the amateur president) chose not to spend time on the event at the fundraising speech he was giving. Later he reacted with "sadness" at the event, but no more.
This is the least "presidential" president in the history of the nation. He came into the job unprepared and has learned absolutely nothing while in office (power). He refuses to deal appropriately with international matters. He is a weak kneed, lily-livered, yellow-bellied sap sucker. To any civilized American, he is pathetic.
In 1983 a Korean passenger jet liner was shot down by the then Soviets. Whereas President BO (the amateur president) would have gone fund raising, a real president would have effectively addressed the nation like this:
BTW: Ronald Reagan CANCELLED the remainder of his vacation to make this speech. Can you even imagine "President" Obama cancelling anything for something of this magnitude? Well he didn't.