French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, required by law to take the month of August as vacation, visiting Iraqi refugees in Ninevah last Sunday.
England's Prime Minister David Cameron cuts his vacation in Cornwall short and returns to London.
American president Barak Obama, shortly after commenting on James Foley's murder, right back to the golf course.
We've long known that Obama is a narcissist at the identifiable disorder level. Is he perhaps full blown mentally ill beyond that? There seems to be absolutely nothing that breaks his focus on self-indulgence.
It's a sad and dangerous state of affairs when a rebuke from the French government is legitimate and well deserved.