The Obama administration’s pick for U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, is surely well qualified for the job. Sure, she’s had a speckled record, and in the past, she would not have been the right pick because she has said some things that were critical of U.S. policies. But surely we can forgive her these sins, as she seems sincerely repentant of such past mistakes and has become now much more faithful to the state religion.
Here are a few of Ms. Power’s qualifications that fit the mandatory requirements in order for her to be considered for the job of representing the U.S. before the international community:
- She has “vowed to fight within the United Nations against what she called ‘unacceptable bias and attacks against the state of Israel.’”
- “She went further, saying she would ‘absolutely’ press for Israel to be given its first rotating seat on the United Nations Security Council.”
- In her Senate nomination hearing, she refused to stand by her sin of writing “a 2003 article on foreign policy in which she argued for ‘a historical reckoning with crimes committed, sponsored, or permitted by the United States’” and in which she wrote that “A country has to look back before it can move forward. Instituting a doctrine of the mea culpa would enhance our credibility by showing that American decision makers do not endorse the sins of their predecessors.” When pressed by Senator Marco Rubio what American “crimes” she was referring to, she couldn’t come up with any. Surely, this is because she now understands that while the U.S. might sometimes make “mistakes”, it certainly never commits “crimes”!
- She knows that the U.S.A. “is the greatest country on earth.”
- She “would never apologize for America”.
- She recognizes that “America is the light to the world.”
Well, that’s good enough for me! I think she would make an excellent choice to represent the United States of America to the world.