samantha power

Behold, one of the most important articles for Americans to read, right now, and holler to the heavens about the monster it portrays.

Even those of us who pay relatively close attention to the mess that is American foreign policy are probably unaware of the influence Samantha Power has in an increasingly pathetic administration. It is quite like being unaware of Paul Wolfowitz about twenty years ago.

It should come as no surprise to readers of Pat Buchanan, Leon Hadar,  Srga Trifkovic, Andrew Bacevich, the late Chalmers Johnson, Chronicles, The American Conservative, and this site that despite the occasional rhetoric to the contrary, liberal internationalism and neoconservative internationalism have been playing tag-team intervention for most of the years since 1898, with short periods of respite between the two world wars.  Russell Kirk spent much of the last decade of his life urging Americans to decry this hubris.

I don’t intend in this notice to rehearse their arguments or make new ones, except to point out that Samantha Power’s proudest moment so far is apparently her influence in getting the Clinton administration to blow the hell out of Serbs. Later she would call Hillary a “monster” while working to put the much more compliant (and ignorant) Obama into the White House.

St. Paul says (Romans 13:1) that “the powers that be are ordained by God.” Not this Power.

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