But instead of abating, the turmoil has been increasing in recent days. And now the French government has responded with its own large demonstration of force.
It is incredibly ironic that the one American ally that vehemently protested and condemned Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq has now felt the horrific results of terrorists created by Bush's folly in attacking and slaughtering hundreds-of-thousands of innocent Muslims, and creating the Islamic State.
Despite the insistence of Republicans that the War on Terror is unidirectional, that it extends only outward, in the direction of Islam, it is omnidirectional, and extends inward as well as outward. The Western World, like the Middle East, is facing terror from within.
During an appearance on Meet the Press Sunday, frequent Sunday show guest Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reiterated his previous claim that the policies of President Obama was "getting people killed."
If you were wondering how long it would take for a Republican to invoke Adolf Hitler in the made-for-Beltway-media controversy surrounding the White House's nonattendance at the Paris Unity Rally over the weekend, you got your answer Monday evening.
Yesterday saw some 3.7 million people unite against terrorism in Paris and in various places around France in unity rallies. The largest of these rallies was in Paris.
During an appearance on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning, retired US Air Force general and current Fox News contributor Tom McInerney claimed "political correctness" caused the terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in France and New York City's "communist mayor" would set the stage for another one in the United States.