Samantha Power “Loves America” But it is responsible for war crimes, genocide, and we are a bit like Nazi Germany. But Samantha Power just loves this country and wants to represent America at the United Nations
As the Senate prepares for confirmation hearings Wednesday to decide whether Samantha Power will be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, there are some controversial criticisms of America from her past that may be called into question.
Power, a former journalist turned political activist, once connected some of the tactics in the U.S. war on terror to French military support for the Hutu militia, which killed 800,000 people in the Rwandan genocide. She also has called Americans “stingy on foreign aid,” declared that the U.S. should apologize for slavery, and even made indirect references comparing U.S. involvement in the world to that of Nazi Germany.
At a 2002 discussion of her book at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Power questioned the U.S. cooperation with other countries in the war on terror, saying “we’re about to partner with regimes that if they’re not committing genocide they are certainly committing systematic atrocities against their people.”
“Will somebody else write a book about that and say that we abetted the Russian genocide against the Chechens because we were fighting a war on terror and needed Putin on our side? Maybe. But we now because we’re living in the time understand our mindset and why we’re doing it. I don’t think we should excuse it. I think we should change our policy.”
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Conservatives Urge Rejection of Obama’s U.N. Ambassador Pick
A letter organized by the Center for Security Policy, sent to every senator, characterized Power’s views as in line with those held by U.N. member-states that are antagonistic to America.
“In light of her low regard for our country, her animus towards one of our most important allies, Israel, and her affinity for those who would diminish our sovereignty and strengthen our adversaries, we consider her to be a wholly unacceptable choice for this sensitive post and urge you to reject this nomination,” it said.
Among the more than 50 signatories were retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, former Florida Rep. Lt. Col. Allen West, former deputy ambassador to the U.N. Jose Sorzano and leaders from organizations including the Eagle Forum, Christian Coalition of America, American Values, Zionist Organization of America and the Center for Security Policy.
The letter expressed concern about Power’s nomination at a time when “[f]reedom-loving nations are under assault – arguably as never before – from totalitarian adversaries, Islamist ideologues, terrorist groups and other enemies. Such foes have found legitimacy and sustenance in the United Nations.”
“It is imperative that the American people be presented with the stark contrast between the views of President Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador at the United Nations, and those of generations of our countrymen and women, who have fought for this country’s sovereignty and helped achieve – and believed in – its greatness,” Gaffney said in a statement.
“Samantha Power’s record suggests that she is better suited to represent the virulently anti-American U.N. to the United States, rather than the other way around.”
via CNS News.