People seeking freedom and justice need to know they are not alone. They need to know that the greatest democracy on planet earth is behind them 100%. Anything less is cowardice and appeasement. We know what appeasement does in situations like this.
It emboldens tyrants.
Obama loves to quote Martin Luther King. Try this one on for size President Obama.
"We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends"