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Samantha Power Ducked UN For A Film Festival?

From Fox News:

Found: Samantha Power in Ireland during urgent Syria meeting, sources say

August 23, 2013

Mystery solved. America’s ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power was in Ireland on a personal trip when she missed an emergency meeting on the alleged chemical gas attack in Syria, U.N. sources tell Fox News.

A day earlier, State Department officials were mum when asked for information on Power’s whereabouts. She had come under fire for missing Wednesday’s urgent U.N. Security Council meeting, where delegations weighed how to respond to charges that the Assad regime had just committed the deadliest chemical weapons attack in the country’s two-year civil war.

The meeting, and her absence, came just 19 days after Power assumed the U.N. leadership post…

She must have the same work ethic as her boss.

But U.S. officials are defending Power, saying she was on a preplanned trip and could not have made it back in time.

There is no air service between Ireland and New York?

Power was born in Ireland, and her family is from there. The nature of the visit to her home country is not clear; officials say that since the trip was personal, they were safe-guarding her privacy…

The State Department was also unusually coy about Power’s whereabouts when asked on Thursday.  State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki declined, twice, to say where Power was during Wednesday’s meeting. "I don’t have any more details for you," she said.

Asked again, Psaki said: "She had a previously scheduled trip. I don’t think I need to go into more detail from here." …

Well, according to a report from Radio Kerry (the county in Ireland, not the person), Ms. Power was most likely attending a Charlie Chaplin film festival in Ireland, where her husband, Cass Sunstein, was featured as a speaker. After all, she has her priorities.

However, to be fair, she might have attended the film festival in the hopes of finding the video that caused Syria to attack with chemical weapons.

But let’s review the Obama administration’s record on reacting to world crises. On the night of the Benghazi attack, Obama was nowhere to be found. When the Egyptian military began their crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, John Kerry was on his yacht. And now, with WMD being used in Syria, Samantha Power was on vacation in Ireland, and she could not be bothered to fly back to NYC. — What a team!

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, August 26th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Samantha Power Ducked UN For A Film Festival?”

  1. Well, you have to admit that Charlie Chaplin IS funnier than Syrian chemical weapons. And laughter is the best medicine.

    The regime has no plan for the chaos. Everyone in the Obama regime just assumed that if Barry the Great stood on an apple box and espoused his greatness to the middle east that they would fall under his spell the way they had. Surprise, Surprise, terrorists aren’t as taken with our boy king as his mindless lackeys or our newly permanent underclass seems to be. Of course the Syrians didn’t have the advantage of a left wing progressive education. They probably think 7+4=11. But I’ll bet they can’t explain why it could be 12 if they wanted it to be. So there…

  2. Where else except the US government can you get a job where not even two months after being hired you get a month long paid vacation? no doubt with the airfare, security and accommodations all paid by the taxpayer. What a life!


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