- The Washington Times - Friday, July 18, 2014

Rep. Peter King, New York Republican, said Friday that the president needs to be a better world leader in foreign affairs, especially his handling of a Malaysian Airlines being shot down over Ukraine on Thursday.

President Obama mentioned the incident, but then “went on to tell Joe Biden jokes” at a planned event in Delaware, Mr. King said.

“I can’t imagine Eisenhower, or Kennedy or Reagan doing that,” he said.

Mr. King said it’s not practical to put technology to protect against missiles on commercial planes, both because of high cost and because they’re not often shot down.

But he said this incident could reveal weak security some airlines still may have, especially those in Europe.

“This may be a wake up call to realize how vulnerable we still are,” he said.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide