President Obama called a press conference to announce the retirement of National Security Advisor, Tom Donilon, the promotion of UN ambassador Susan Rice to national security advisor (NSA) and the proposed elevation of Samantha Power to UN ambassador.
“Now, normally I’d be worried about losing such an extraordinary person up at the United Nations and be trying to figure out how are we ever going to replace her. But fortunately, I’m confident we’ve got an experienced, effective and energetic U.N. ambassador-in-waiting in Samantha Power.
Samantha first came to work for me in 2005, shortly after I became a United States senator, as one of our country’s leading journalists; I think she won the Pulitzer Prize at the age of 15 or 16. One of our foremost thinkers on foreign policy, she showed us that the international community has a moral responsibility and a profound interest in resolving conflicts and defending human dignity.
As a senior member of my national security team, she has been a relentless advocate for American interests and values, building partnerships on behalf of democracy and human rights, fighting the scourge of anti-Semitism and combatting human trafficking. To those who care deeply about America’s engagement and indispensable leadership in the world, you will find no stronger advocate for that cause than Samantha.
And over the last four years, Samantha has worked hand-in-glove with Susan in her role because Samantha has been the lead White House staffer on issues related to the United Nations. And I’m fully confident she will be ready on day one to lead our mission in New York while continuing to be an indispensable member of my national security team.
She knows the U.N.’s strengths. She knows its weaknesses. She knows that American interests are advanced when we can rally the world to our side. And she knows that we have to stand up for the things that we believe in. And to ensure that we have the principled leadership we need at the United Nations, I would strongly urge the Senate to confirm her without delay.
So, Samantha, thank you. To Cass, and you, and Declan and Rian for continuing to serve our country.”
That statement from Obama about UN Ambassador–elect Samantha Power was vomit-like.This is another clear dig against the Jewish people from Obama and one must question as to how a man who has ‘dissed’ Israel so much during his time in office, still garners a favorable record with ‘Jewish voters’.
You may ask what could possibly be the problem with Samantha Power and I will gladly tell you.
Along with a host of terrorists, European countries and a load of hateful nut jobs around the world, she decided to publicly condemn Israel without the facts and allegedly suggested that Israel committed war crimes in Jenin. Without any regard to the consequences of her words/actions, she still holds these views!
One may criticize a country for actions, but to accuse them of egregious acts such as crimes against humanity should be off limits!
Power, like Obama nominated Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, essentially called for a freezing out the so-called “Jewish Lobby” in Congress. Not the thing you want to hear from someone who is fighting the scourge of anti-Semitism throughout the world!
They both accuse Israel at every turn.
They both will disregard the facts and condemn the only democracy and champion of human rights in the Middle East
They both have accused Israel of war-crimes – in spite of contrary evidence.
I actually think that Samantha Power and the UN is THE perfect match.
She’ll fit right into that body of lies!