Judge a man by his deeds; judge a president by his legislation and appointees.
Obama may mouth the words “Israel is our friend and strong ally,” but his actions drown out his words: in his first term in office Obama made 47 trips abroad to 32 different countries, none of them being Israel!
And on June 5th, 2013, Obama appointed Samantha Power, hater of Israel, as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
As Paul Mirengoff, retired DC attorney and Powerline blogger, writes:
Earlier today, I described Samantha Power, President Obama’s nominee for ambassador to the U.N., as “virulently anti-Israel” and “Israel hating.” These are harsh words. Even some good faith supporters of Israel may consider them unfair.
But let’s look at Power’s harsh words about Israel. For example, as I noted in this post:
Power has expressed outrage at the way Israel has treated the U.N.’s faux peacekeepers in South Lebanon, the ones who stood by while Hezbollah gained a dominant position and used it to commit aggression against Israel. In this connection, Power quotes (with no disapproval) the statement of Sergio Vieira De Mello, the subject of her hagiography, that the Israelis are “bastards.” Power also attributes Israel’s incursion into South Lebanon not to the terrorism launched against it from that area, but to the existence of dispossessed Palestinians and Israeli “insecurity.”
Power, it seems, considers Israelis “bastards.” That’s pretty hateful.
Mirengoff continues, noting Power’s blaming of US Jews, loathing of Israel and love of Palestine:
Power engaged in similarly wild overreach when she blamed U.S. Jews for getting America involved in Iraq in the first place:
Power has blamed deference to Israel and the “special interests” that support Israel for the U.S. intervention in Iraq. She does so in the face of evidence that Israel had no particular desire that we overthrow Saddam Hussein, and actually viewed that enterprise as a distraction from the more serious threat posed by Iran.
Here, Power’s hatred of Israel spills over into animus against American Jews. The same animus is evident from other comments:
Power has spoken favorably about the notion of “alienating a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import [American Jews] and sacrificing…billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel’s military, but actually investing in the state of Palestine.”
If you want to take money away from Israel and give it to Palestinians, whose charter (whether Fatah or Hamas) calls for the destruction of Israel, you clearly are anti-Israel.
Ann-Marie Murrell of PolitiChicks makes a worthy and comprehensive list re the clear and present dangers of Ambassador Samantha Power.
- She hates Israel, passionately. (For sources and links, simply Google or Bing-search her name…)
- She is soon to be our next U.N. Ambassador
- She is the wife of Cass Sunstein, Obama’s favorite regulatory czar
- She used to work George Soros’ ‘think tank’ ICG (International Crisis Group)
- She was re-hired in 2009 as Obama’s Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Senior Director of Multilateral Affairs on the Staff of the National Security Council.
Read full list here.
Obama claims to love America, and yet he was elected while promising to fundamentally change America. Obama claims to love Americans, and yet works diligently to disarm them, spy on them, tax them into oblivion, and provide nothing save free cell phones and servitude for US citizens.
And now, one more Obama claim, calling Israel a friend and ally, has been proven the lie with the appointment of the virulently, anti-Israel Samantha Power.
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