Let me give you two reasons why.
First, Power stated, “The United States of America will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. Period.”
Does anyone believe that for a minute?
This sounds like another one of the Obama Administraton’s red lines.
If the Obama Administration is so keen on not allowing Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon then why is it no longer demanding that Iran stop enriching uranium and dismantle its centrifuges?
Somehow I doubt that Power was in the room when Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal so eloquently pointed out at the AIPAC Conference, “We don’t allow South Korea to enrich uranium. Why would we allow Iran to do so?”
Second, Power spoke of the Obama Administration’s effort to combat anti-Semitism around the world:
We are living in an era where anti-Semitism is surging by every measure – reported harassment, polling data, violent attacks – and we should all be extremely disturbed by it.
Last summer, we saw rallies about the Gaza violence in Dortmund and Frankfurt, at which protesters chanted, “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas!”; and a similar rally in Paris, where protesters marched on a synagogue chanting, “Jews to the oven.”
We see children who have to walk through phalanxes of heavily armed soldiers to get into their Jewish schools, and congregants forced to walk through metal detectors to enter their synagogues.
And we have seen murder. The attack in Paris, and the attacks before it on the Jewish school in Toulouse, and the Jewish museum in Brussels. Last month’s attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen.
Then there are the signs we cannot see, but that are no less chilling. Jews thinking twice before shopping in a Kosher shopping market, putting on a kippah, or hanging a mezuzah outside a home.
And yet President Obama not only characterized the attacks at Hyper Cacher as “random” but Josh Earnest and Jen Psaki fell all over themselves to say the attack was not anti-Semitic in nature before acknowledging that it was through Twitter. That was three weeks ago.
How can Samantha Power boast of the Obama Administration’s prowess in combating anti-Semitism around the world when it had to be dragged kicking and screaming to acknowledge Jews were murdered in Paris because they were Jews?
So please forgive me if I don’t take Samantha Power at her word where it concerns Iran, anti-Semitism or, for that matter, the time of day or if the sun is shining.