Monday, December 1, 2008

44's Bad Girl

News that one of Great Satan's adopted brainiac hotties is back in the posse for #44 - to smooth the way for Future Madame Secretary HRC at the State Department has stirred up some pretty vicious gossip (and also makes a great case for cross examination - and drug testing for attorneys that blog hog wild).

"Samantha Power is a pro-Communist and Palestinian sympathizer who advocates the US invading Israel and forcing a Palestinian "solution" onto the Israelis. Her "solution" actually resembles the one that Ahmadenijad proposes for Israel. "

Whoa! Hold up counselor! That is totally incorrect. Not sure what they actually call it in lawyer talk, but in Hillbillyland it is what is known as a severely uninformed opinion in polite company and brazen untruth in whispery gossip.

Alas, the nigh unhinged counselor is not alone - the Sam Pow anti Little Satan myth is spreading a lot like the sooo last year 'Annapolis affliction syndrome' that struck many whose hearts are in the right place yet their factless rants are disproved by their own citations.

One of the main weaponless weapons cats are deploying against Esquire 2008's hot docs of the year is an event at Beserkly University and being quized by Harry Kriesler with a makebelieve quiz about Palestine.

A gotcha "thought exercise" involving an "if one party or another starts looking like they might be moving toward genocide?" quiz.

I actually think in the Palestine - Israel situation, there's
an abundance of information. What we don't need is some kind of early warning mechanism there, what we need is a willingness to put something on the line in helping the situation.

Putting something on the line might mean alienating a domestic
constituency of tremendous political and financial import
; it may more crucially mean sacrificing -- or investing, I think, more than sacrificing -- billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel's military, but actually investing in the new state of Palestine, in investing the billions of dollars it would probably take, also, to support what will have to be a mammoth protection force, not of the old Rwanda kind, but a meaningful military presence.

Because it seems to me at this stage (and this is true of actual
genocides as well, and not just major human rights abuses, which were seen there), you have to go in as if you're serious, you have to put something on the line.

Unfortunately, imposition of a solution on unwilling parties is dreadful. It's a terrible thing to do, it's fundamentally undemocratic. But, sadly, we don't just have a democracy here either, we have a liberal democracy.

There are certain sets of principles that guide our policy, or that are
meant to, anyway. It's essential that some set of principles becomes the
benchmark, rather than a deference to [leaders] who are fundamentally
politically destined to destroy the lives of their own people.

And by that I mean what Tom Freidman (GsGf Editorial Note - actually
Samantha botched this bit - it belongs to Amos Oz - not fellow Pulitzer Tom Friedman) has called "Sharafat."

I do think in that sense, both political leaders have been
dreadfully irresponsible. And, unfortunately, it does require external
intervention, which, very much like the Rwanda scenario, that thought
experiment, if we had intervened early. Any intervention is going to come under fierce criticism.

But we have to think about lesser evils, especially when the
human stakes are becoming ever more pronounced."

First off, this event was held in April 2002. Hop on the way back machine for a sec and remember what the heck was going on with Palestine and Little Satan.

Comrade 'Papa' Arafat was trapped in his very own Fuhrer bunker in the Palestinian capital of Ramallah and openly calling for a million suicide bombers to march on Jerusalem to liberate all of Palestine from the River to the Sea.

Little Satan was in Gaza and enjoying limited combat ops against Dahlan's new school Fatah/HAMAS experimental rocket brigades that launched some of the very 1st K'Ssam rockets.

The entire world was horrified about the Sedar Massacre and the hard charging Panzer General Sharon launched Operation Defensive Shield - actually taking the fight into West Bank and killing killers cultimating in the Jenin fire fight that Palestine's death cult fanboys had intentionally brought on themselves in an area chock full of innocent civilians. Palestinians cried 'Massacre!" at Jenin before the myth busting got fired up.

Samantha Power was actually advocating the armed intervention of Palestine - not Little Satan.

And as 'thought exercises' go let's just take it a bit further shall we? If Great Satan had intervened in Palestine, West Bank and the Strip would have been subjected to some of the most awesome stuff Great Satan can provide.

Like putting paid to gender apartheid, honor killings and intolerance. Sam Pow's big cash expenditures could sweetly be applied to the entire cultural and social mindset of the most literate Arabs on the face of the earth and may have resulted in a tolerant, functional democracy that resembles Little Satan's hood far more than any of Palestine's despotic, weak and embarrassing neighbors.

Backed with up the world famous M16, the Strip may have become the Riviera of the Med with casino's, strip bars, Xian churches, shopping malls, tanning beds, night clubs, schools, universities, women's centers, internet cafes, industrial centers and hospitals.

Instead of kids watching ersatz Disney like critters on Hate TV advocating the destruction of Little Satan, kids would have grown up with Hannah Montana and the Wiggles - instead of underground rocket factories guys would be tuning in to Girls Gone Wild, Playboy's Girls Next Door and working on their game to score choice hotties and hos at the Mall.

Instead of rocket rich Iranian fiefdoms on Little Satan's periphery, consider Great Satan's fiefdoms prepping for this life instead of racing to the next.

However Samanatha's on the spot make it up as you go answer to a rhetorical quiz is spun - fact is even the Credit Bureau will give a cat a break after seven years!

Max Boot( love that name!!) disputes some of Commentary's anti Samantha articles used as citations in a few knee jerking rants with one of his own. He also points out that Samantha is not anti Little Satan - in fact - she may be a neocon in humanitarian clothing.

"I’ve known Power for six years and have never heard her say
anything that I would construe as anti-Israel. In fact, at a December 2006 forum at Harvard’s Kennedy School at which we were both panelists, she rather forcefully dismissed a claim by a Jewish anti-Zionist in the audience who tried to equate Israeli policy with South African apartheid—a favorite trope of the hard left.

"I don’t agree with Power on everything. In particular, I am astounded
that someone who has campaigned so eloquently and rightly to stop genocide would advocate a troop pullout from Iraq that could very well result in a genocide. But I’ve also found Power to be one of the more reasonable, sane, and centrist foreign policy thinkers on the Democratic side. Her award-winning book
A Problem from Hell: America in the Age of Genocide could have been written by a neocon."
This is significant.

Samantha's Pulitzer Prize winning book is chock full of jerks, creeps and genocidal maniacs from around the world yet there is nary a mention of Little Satan or Palestine in any way or context comparable with real monsters that are genocidal.

Samantha does have an affinity for the UN that is a lot like fellow Pulitzer Fred Kaplan but she also quotes Ambassador John Bolton's "Surrender is Not an Option" about "Why not pay for what we want and get what we pay for ' argument.

It's also interesting that Samantha - who knows real monsters - would refer to her soon to be boss as a monster during Donkey Party's primary. (The resulting fallout from that was a lot like the ancient Spinal Tap movie.)

Maybe, Madame Secretary HRC will recommend Samantha as ambassador to real monsters - like Sudan.

There are plenty of things to argue with Samantha about.

Fashioning falsehoods about Dr Power advocating armed intervention in Little Satan isn't one of them.

art "44's Bad Grrl - Samantha Power"


Findalis said...

Yet Powers still calls for the invasion of Israel to impose a settlement on the land. She has sided time and time again with the PalArabs saying that this is an Israeli problem when it is an Muslim one.

A bad choice, just like Clinton.

So much for #44's idea of change. The change he wants is to finish the job his idol Hitler started.

The Black Sphere said...

Very interesting rant! It took me a minute to get my bearings, and boy is it HOT down here! Lucky for me, I had a good Democrat guide to show me hell, and ended up finding the party!

Great rant and site, and some really fresh stuff!

Karen Townsend said...

Well done, Courtney. That first site you linked? Wow. Just wow.