UN Ambassador Samantha Power was nowhere to be found when the UN held an emergency meeting on the mess in Syria. The State Department refused to say where she was, after only 19 days on the job. As it turns out, she was in Ireland on vacation, or personal business, or something.
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.
Power also did not attend a meeting Friday afternoon on Sudan — another trouble spot that Power has focused on in the past — though it is likely that such a meeting would have been attended by a deputy anyway. (Read More)
Considering her background, and this administration’s disastrous foreign policy, we’re probably better off if she just stays in Ireland.