The beheading of American journalist James Foley transcends politics (“Islamic State Shows American’s Execution,” Aug. 20). Yet we look to our political leaders to provide a voice. We as individuals are small; we elect our leaders (and rely on the press) to speak for us.
President Obama, we the people of the United States elected you. The world didn’t elect you. I don’t care if the “world is appalled,” as you said from your vacation home in Martha’s Vineyard. Come back to the White House. Address us as a people. Give us a voice. Tell us that we will hunt down and bring to justice the murderers responsible for this young man’s death. Tell us that any American — civilian or military — around the world is protected from all enemies and, when attacked, will be avenged by the greatest armed forces this world has ever seen.
Please, tell us something, Mr. President. A nation is crying today, President Obama. Where are you?
J. JUDE HAZARD