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Samantha Power to be the next Secretary of State?
Irish Central ^ | 04/02/11 | Cathy Hayes

Posted on 04/02/2011 7:00:36 AM PDT by freespirited

A flattering New York Times profile has increased speculation that Samantha Power, the Dublin-born aide to President Obama, could be his next Secretary of State or National Security Adviser.

She has been the main architect, along with Hillary Clinton, of the Libya policy and has an increasing influence in the White House inner circle.

No Irish-born person in recent history has had such influence on a president. Power, now 40, moved to the US from Ireland at age 10.

With Hillary Clinton due to step down after Obama’s first term, she would be a live candidate to succeed her if Obama wins re-election.

The Times reported that on Monday night last, Samantha Power took to the podium at Columbia University in New York two hours before President Obama was due to address the nation on Libya and received a rock star reception.

Power, who is one of Obama’s key advisers on foreign policy, insisted that Libya was not going to be the main topic of conversation.

“I’m not going to talk much about Libya,” she said, as quoted in The Times.

However, when later questioned she defended the administration’s decision in establishing a no-fly zone, adding failure to do so would have been “extremely chilling, deadly and indeed a stain on our collective conscience.”

Since she began her career working as a war correspondant in Bosnia at the tender age of 22, Power has believed that nations have a moral obligation to prevent genocide. She can bring life to these ideals from her position of the National Security Council.

“She is clearly the foremost voice for human rights within the White House,” Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, told the New York Times “and she has Obama’s ear.”

Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her 2002 book on genocide, entitled “A Problem from Hell,” which examined the U.S. foreign policy response to genocide.

The book argues that the Armenia, Nazi Germany, Cambodia and Rwanda genocides occurred because of government authorities averted their eyes and individuals made the choice not to intervene.

“The most common response,” Ms. Power wrote, “is, ‘We didn’t know.’ This is not true.”

Some of her critics say that she could be pushing the U.S. into another Iraq. The conservative blog American Thinker says that Obama has “outsourced foreign policy” to the Dublin woman. She has also drawn the ire of the Israeli lobby for her pro-Palestinian positions.

Power attempts to keep a low profile after she described Hillary Rodham Clinton as "a monster" during the 2008 presidential election campaign. Her remarks saw her step down from her position as an advisor on Obama’s campaign. Since then, the women have reconciled.

Obama initially headhunted Power in 2005, after reading her book. After a long meeting, Power decided to take leave from her Harvard professorship to work for the then senator.

Despite her efforts to remain low key, the Dublin woman has an impressive artillery with two Ivy League degrees (Yale undergraduate, Harvard Law).

She once posed in an evening gown for Men’s Vogue and played a game of basketball with George Clooney. She has been described by the Daily Beast as “the femme fatale of the humanitarian assistance world.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: libya; r2p; samanthapower; secretaryofstate
Scary.
1 posted on 04/02/2011 7:00:40 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited
“Flattering” and “New York Times” is redundant for Dems.
2 posted on 04/02/2011 7:02:13 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: freespirited

“With Hillary Clinton due to step down after Obama’s first term, she would be a live candidate to succeed her if Obama wins re-election.”

Well, I guess if she’s “a live candidate” to succeed Clinton that makes it peachy keen. It’s those dead Democrat voters I worry about.


3 posted on 04/02/2011 7:06:01 AM PDT by izzatzo
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To: freespirited

Ohhh wow....I certainly hope NOT!!!!


4 posted on 04/02/2011 7:06:06 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: freespirited

The Secretary of State must be a woman....it is pretty much settled law by precedent


5 posted on 04/02/2011 7:09:30 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: freespirited

John F-ing Kerry will be pissed.

Not likely though, the Kenyan’s Libya gambit is a fiasco. Powers will go under the bus.


6 posted on 04/02/2011 7:09:41 AM PDT by y6162
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To: freespirited

considering Zero will not be President come 2012, this is a bit of a stretch.


7 posted on 04/02/2011 7:12:57 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: freespirited
A kenyan president, a irish radical for secretary of state, my how fantastically worldly we have become.

By the way, no one has ever said if Powers is a citizen, what the heck, that doesn't seem to matter.

8 posted on 04/02/2011 7:13:33 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: freespirited

She is even more “Left” than Hillary.


9 posted on 04/02/2011 7:19:28 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: freespirited
And married to Cass Sustein. Fits right in.

We are in big trouble as a nation. Israel better beware. Her statements are downright chilling.

10 posted on 04/02/2011 7:19:28 AM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: Kakaze

Where is this lefty freak’s birth certificate?????


11 posted on 04/02/2011 7:22:03 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: freespirited

She's easy to spot in a crowd...she wears a special bra with three cups.

12 posted on 04/02/2011 7:23:30 AM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: hal ogen
Where is this lefty freak’s birth certificate?????

Heck does she even have citizenship?

13 posted on 04/02/2011 7:26:48 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: freespirited; flaglady47; mickie
Not a word in this article that Irish-born radical Samantha is married to Cass Sunstein, Obama's regulatory czar and Beck's "second most dangerous man in America".

They are the Brad and Angelina power-couple in the Obama administration. She's flying high right now as she and Leftenant Hillary run Obama's Libyan war while he's deep into planning his Irish vacation and researching his Irish geneology.

Erin Go Barack!

Leni

14 posted on 04/02/2011 7:28:18 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Obama....you'll have to pry my incandescent lightbulbs from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: freespirited

As bad as Obama’s first set of Cabinet picks were, his 2nd team is far more radical and ill-equiped for the job.

The ONLY task this 2nd team is capable of is implementing extreme Anti-American, Anti-Constitutional policies.


15 posted on 04/02/2011 7:36:01 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: capt. norm

uh...she’s not wearing a bra in this pic!


16 posted on 04/02/2011 7:37:25 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: freespirited
or Susan Rice - both would be disastrous for the US.
17 posted on 04/02/2011 7:37:43 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: freespirited
She has been the main architect, along with Hillary Clinton, of the Libya policy and has an increasing influence in the White House inner circle.

Disqualifying her from serious consideration in the second sentence of the article.

It also hasn't yet been proven that she's a tax cheat, which is a prerequisite for Zero's sanctum sanctorum.

Yet, she, like her boss, would be foreign-born so maybe it all balances out.

18 posted on 04/02/2011 7:40:30 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: G Larry

Also she needs one really bad!!!


19 posted on 04/02/2011 7:41:13 AM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: bert

Yes, because we all know how much other cultures respect women. We put ourselves at an immediate disadvantage by having female in this post, but being PC is more important than being effective.


20 posted on 04/02/2011 7:41:38 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: freespirited

Since the SOS is in line of succession for president, and this woman was born in Dublin, is she eligible to be SOS?


21 posted on 04/02/2011 7:45:30 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Terry Mross

To 21 - Yes, she just cannot ever be VP or POTUS.


22 posted on 04/02/2011 7:49:13 AM PDT by jla
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To: freespirited

“I’m not going to talk much about Libya,” she said

You’ve got the job!


23 posted on 04/02/2011 7:55:17 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (You can't go! All the plants are gonna die!)
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To: freespirited

There should be a strong effort to deny Powers confirmation in the US Senate. She is a left wing radical and that would become abundantly clear if she is not given puff ball questions in a Senate confirmation.


24 posted on 04/02/2011 7:58:00 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: freespirited

“”Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her 2002 book on genocide, entitled “A Problem from Hell,”””

She IS a problem from Hell. There are a lot of “ifs” - IF the jerk in the WH wins a second term, IF Hillary steps down, IF the Republicans can’t find their backbone in confirmation hearings....

She is indeed one scary, spooky, kookie person.......


25 posted on 04/02/2011 8:01:39 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Colonel_Flagg

WHAT Libya policy ???!!!


26 posted on 04/02/2011 8:08:13 AM PDT by Walrus (My congressman got booted this year --- how about yours?)
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To: freespirited

Samantha Power Secretary of State, Eric Holder Attorney General, Janet Napolitano Director of Homeland Securitym Tom Donilon National Security Advisor, and Jamie Gorelick as FBI Director. Talk about Obama’s Audacity of Dopes, this is the kind of stuff you just can’t make up.

Entrusting the security of our country to this bunch if Power and Gorelick get the jobs they are rumored for is a fool’s erand. Of course, the fool is the guy who appointed them, the people clinging to their guns and religion just have to suffer the consequences.


27 posted on 04/02/2011 8:11:14 AM PDT by milwguy
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To: freespirited
One thing is for sure with this lame ass, idiot-ridden administration; having no experience is a plus and a opens multiple doors to positions that require serious amounts of experience to even be remotely competent.... =.=
28 posted on 04/02/2011 8:14:37 AM PDT by cranked
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To: freespirited

Samantha Power as Secretary of State?

Why not, No one else in the administration has experience or knows what they are doing, Why should Secretary of State be any different.


29 posted on 04/02/2011 8:15:35 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: G Larry

You mean she has only one very wide breast? LMAO


30 posted on 04/02/2011 8:17:28 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: freespirited

LOL. No way in Hell.


31 posted on 04/02/2011 8:18:42 AM PDT by kabar
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To: freespirited

She is the one that supposedly told him to get the brothershood in Libya with military force under the guise of humanitarian relief so I would not doubt this.

Onama has to win a second term first before he goes all out even more Hilter.


32 posted on 04/02/2011 8:25:46 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: freespirited

She’d never get confirmed. Too many radical (anti Israel) quotes on record.


33 posted on 04/02/2011 8:39:03 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: nhwingut

Dollars to donuts she would.And a majority of Republicans would vote to confirm her.


34 posted on 04/02/2011 8:42:35 AM PDT by sport
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To: freespirited
If this happens, Bibi will have to have Ziva and the Mossad pay her a visit, because Israel couldn't survive with this ruthless bitch as SECState.

Not only would we cut off aid to the Jews, we'd be arming the palis with every thing and training and fighting for them.

35 posted on 04/02/2011 8:57:32 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Of which country?

Thanks freespirited.


36 posted on 04/02/2011 9:09:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: freespirited

Cass Sunstein’s wife, Sec of State.

Not surprised.


37 posted on 04/02/2011 9:21:23 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Kakaze
Heck does she even have citizenship?

Why should it matter for her? Sure doesn't for her (prospective) boss.

38 posted on 04/02/2011 9:28:21 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: nhwingut

I think you are right. Some of the Jewish RATS in the Senate will likely advise Obummer not to bother sending her name over.


39 posted on 04/02/2011 9:50:11 AM PDT by freespirited (Truth is the new hate speech. -- Pamela Geller)
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To: freespirited

Samantha Power wouldn’t know a U.S. national interest if it bit her on the lybia.


40 posted on 04/02/2011 11:16:57 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


41 posted on 04/02/2011 10:35:46 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: freespirited

Scary yep.


42 posted on 04/02/2011 10:38:53 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Nachum

Oh I would LOVE to see THAT one in senate confirmation hearings lmao!!!!


43 posted on 04/03/2011 2:23:51 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: freespirited

Be afraid. She and her husband, Cass Sunstein, are among the most dangerous people in America today.

The federal government of the USA is at war with the citizens of the USA. Revolution is in the air.


44 posted on 04/03/2011 12:00:18 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: ronnyquest

ou say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right
all right, all right


45 posted on 04/03/2011 1:09:42 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

OK, so we’ll count you out.

Also, people call it a revolution when it is really a restoration that is brewing—a restoration of the liberties that have been stolen from us and the constitutional republic that was created to guarantee those liberties.


46 posted on 04/03/2011 2:32:01 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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