May 3, 2012
Obama selects woman who wanted to invade Israel as Chair of Genocide Panel
Last week President Obama had some heartfelt words at the Holocaust Museum:
“I say this as a President, and I say it as a father: We must tell our children about a crime unique in human history,” Obama said during a speech in the museum’s packed auditorium.
“We must tell our children,” Obama said. “But more than that, we must teach them. Because remembrance without resolve is a hollow gesture. Awareness without action changes nothing. In this sense, ‘never again’ is a challenge to us all—to pause and to look within.”
He also announced sanctions on individuals who help Iran and Syria use 21st-century technology—like cellphone tracking or Internet monitoring—to abet the crackdown on dissent in those countries. The sanctions include freezing individuals’ assets in the United States and banning people from American soil.
“These technologies should be in place to empower citizens, not to repress them.”
The President also promised that he would always be there for Israel.
“When faced with a regime that threatens global security and denies the Holocaust and threatens to destroy Israel, the United States will do everything in our power to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,” he stressed.
At the same time the President was delivering those encouraging words, he released the news that Samantha Power was to be the chair of President Obama’s new Atrocities Prevention Board. That’s the same Samantha Power who has made a career of trashing Israel and Jews.
Power had some unflattering things to say about America’s Jewish population during the 2008 campaign, wanted Israel to be condemned for the non-existent Jenin massacre even though she knew it to be false, and once called for the United States Government to alienate the American Jewish community
How long do you think it will be before Powers uses that board as a tool to de-legitimize Israel?
Power was a foreign policy adviser to the Obama campaign in 2008 when she blamed the Jews for the criticism of then Candidate Obama’s foreign policy platform.