'When people are dying, you must come back from vacation': French foreign minister seems to slam Obama for golfing while Iraq burns
Obama is on Martha's Vineyard while Iraq undergoes regime change and terrorists slaughter ethnic and religious minorities
Calling heads of state to lobby participation in humanitarian assistance program – in between golf and fundraising
Washington Post columnist wrote that the president 'risks fueling the impression that he is detached as the world burns'
By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor, Mailonline
Published: 16:49 EST, 13 August 2014 | Updated: 16:51 EST, 13 August 2014
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has a message about Iraq for Barack Obama: Get back to the White House and do something.
'I know it is the holiday period in our Western countries,' Fabius told a radio interviewer Tuesday in France,' but when people are dying, you must come back from vacation.'
Full-time workers in France are guaranteed a whopping five weeks of paid vacation every year, making his plea all the more urgent.
Obama is on a family and golfing holiday in a ritzy neighborhood of Martha's Vineyard but says he will come back to Washington briefly on Tuesday before returning to fun, sun, and more golf.