Samantha Power to the UN?


Our (erstwhile?) Israeli allies have to be thrilled with this.  Drudge has a link to Power’s 2002 remarks (see above) regarding US “intervention” with Israel, presumably to halt what Power terms time and again in her remarks as “genocide”.

Then, as Drudge also links, there are the 2008 campaign remarks about former SecState Hillary Clinton.

“She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything,” Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark.

Ms Power said of the Clinton campaign: “Here, it looks like desperation. I hope it looks like desperation there, too.

“You just look at her and think, ‘Ergh’. But if you are poor and she is telling you some story about how Obama is going to take your job away, maybe it will be more effective. The amount of deceit she has put forward is really unattractive.”

Power, married to Administration official and Socialist laywer Cass Sunstein, is yet another ill-qualified, America-hating, far-left activist whose version of reality will be sure to cause problems.   She was a journalist, covering the Balkans in the 1990s, and her point of view is largely shaped by the micro and not the macro issues of statesmanship and international affairs.   While Power has campaigned for US-led military intervention to prevent genocide, apparently the killing of nearly a million Iraqis by Saddam Hussein’s Nazi-inspired regime does not  qualify, as she opposed the Iraq war.    Nor, can I recall hearing in her “religious freedom” exhortations, a public peep about the massacre of Christians across the Middle East and Africa since the 2008 election of Barack Obama.

However, the appointment of “humanitarian” interventionist Samantha Powers, coupled with the Obama Administration’s assertion that international permission rather than that of Congress is the ticket to use of military force, creates potential for yet another interesting showdown between Obama and Congress regarding that pesky old Constitution.   It also proves decisively that the Obama Administration has learned nary a thing from its consistent and disastrous appointment of ill-suited, inexperienced ideologues charged with execution of any kind of coherent foreign policy for America.

Cue the calliope music.

5 thoughts on “Samantha Power to the UN?”

  1. We are in Bizarro world here. Why would any other country take this team seriously? The Russians do not. The Chinese do not, nor the North Koreans. Only the US media, in slavish groupthink, sees nothing amiss.

    Even the House of Savoy (world leaders in diplomatic stupidity) never had a diplomatic team full of such incompetent leaders.

    The US, and indeed the world, may take decades to recover from these bien pensant individuals, all with epic perception / performance mismatches. Let’s hope we get lucky.

    President Carter views this as good news, as the consequences will place his Iranian policy as the #2 nadir of US diplomacy.


    1. NaCly, you have a remarkable gift for understatement, sir.

      I concur with your analysis, save that, IMAO, you too charitably “misunderestimate” the severity of the stupidity and, even worse, the unbounded cupidity and benighted knavery of the perpetrators… need we even mention their elevation of narcissism from pathology to high-art?

      “Our freedom is not for sale, and we reserve the right to defend it from theft.” ~ blogger Doctor Zero, from the essay Who We Are, AUG 2009

  2. Isn’t it nice to know that a combination of incompetent, and arrogant is currently running this country? We might as well just have Mag Wildwood take us to the zoo, and feed us to the yak.

  3. At least Brezinzski seems to had national security in mind when he served Carter (though Carter ignored his advice on AFG and Iran, of course). I suspect that Rice confuses it with those Nicholas Cage movies.

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