While the sentiment is sincere, there is something perverse about an American First Lady – perhaps the second most powerful person in the world – resorting to social media to counteract a crime against humanity. Can a single image better encapsulate American futility? Islamist terrorists kidnap and rape at gunpoint, and the U.S. responds with hashtags. Little wonder that Putin laughs at us, while China continues to harass its neighbors in the East China Sea. Fortunately, there is more the U.S. can do, and Mrs. Obama should start lobbying her husband.