Twice now, disturbing news has disrupted President Obama’s Vineyard vacation. First, the president returned to the White House for meetings amid the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. Then, as he was returning to Martha’s Vineyard, the news that a New Hampshire journalist had been killed by Islamic militants broke.READ MORE: 'He Never Would Tell Us': Gardner Museum Hopeful For New Info After Death Of Connecticut Mobster
President Obama spoke from the Vineyard yesterday offering condolences to James Foley’s family, denouncing the Islamic militants and promising action. But then, he returned to his vacation, playing another round of golf with friends, including former NBA star Alonzo Mourning.READ MORE: CDC Panel Approves Booster Shots For Elder Americans, But Not Essential Workers
Across the pond, British Prime Minister David Cameron cut his vacation in Cornwell short to lead the investigation into the Islamic militant that killed James Foley. The terrorist in the video with Foley spoke with a British accent. Right now, UK Intelligence officials are using voice recognition to try to identify the killer. Cameron says mobile phone service in Cornwall is notoriously troublesome.MORE NEWS: Passenger Accused Of Attacking Flight Attendant, Rushing Cockpit On Boston To San Juan Flight
US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers is calling for President Obama to end his vacation and return to Washington to deal with this situation and investigation. Should President Obama end his vacation? Or does he deserve this time off? Can he still perform his duties even when he’s away?