Since I hardly ever agree with President Obama on anything, I thought that I would take this opportunity to say that it appears to me that his response to this situation seems reasonable (IMHO):
Copied from the Washington Post article tinyurl.com :
President Obama said Tuesday that the abduction of nearly 300 girls from a school in Nigeria is "heartbreaking," and he believes the incident may mobilize the world to act against the Islamic militant group that has taken credit for the mass kidnapping.
Speaking with ABC News, Obama said the organization, Boko Haram, has been "killing people ruthlessly for years" and is among the world's worst local terrorist organizations.
Obama said the U.S. has sent a team of military, law enforcement and other agencies' personnel to help the Nigerian government identify where the girls may be. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan spoke with Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday morning, the White House said, underscoring that the offer of aid does not include troops. Obama said that the United States has long wanted to work with Nigeria on eradicating Boko Haram.
"Weve long sought to work with Nigeria in dealing with them and were going to do everything we can to assist them in recovering these young women," Obama told CBS News.
Nearly 300 girls were abducted from a rural school in the country's northeast by Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group that does not believe girls should be sent to school. Its name means "Western Education is Sinful." The group admitted responsibility this week and has threatened to sell the girls. According to reports, eight more girls between the ages of 12 and 15 were abducted this week.
I hope the efforts pay off. These radical Islamic militants really exhibit extreme sub-human behavior.