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McCain Approves of Power as UN Ambassador

McCain Approves of Power as UN Ambassador

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that he supports Barack Obama’s nomination of Samantha Power as the new U.N. ambassador. McCain stated, “I believe she is well-qualified for this important position and hope the Senate will move forward on her nomination as soon as possible.”

He must have pleased Obama, who pushed the Senate to endorse Power. Obama said, “To ensure that we have the principled leadership we need at the United Nations. I would strongly urge the Senate to confirm her without delay.”

This is the same McCain who claims to be a strong supporter of Israel but apparently wants to ignore Power’s call in 2002 for a possible U.S. invasion of the Jewish state. Power said in 2002 that “external intervention” using a “mammoth protection force” was necessary to keep Israelis and the Palestinians apart. She tried to mitigate this outrageousness by claiming that such a move would be “unfortunate,” asserting, “Unfortunately, imposition of a solution on unwilling parties is dreadful. I mean, It’s a terrible thing to do, it’s fundamentally undemocratic.”

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