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MEDIA ADVISORY:

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:

Adam Savit / [email protected] / 814-777-3988

58 National Security and Public Policy Leaders Sign Letter Urging Senators to Reject Nomination of Samantha Power

Today, a group of national security leaders, public policy organizations and influential citizens led by the Center for Security Policy sent a letter to all United States Senators urging them to oppose the nomination of Samantha Power to be the next U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

The signatories expressed strong concerns about previous statements made by Ms. Power, including those comparing what she viewed as the “criminal” behavior of the United States to that of Nazi Germany, asserting that American power must be subordinated to the dictates of the “international community,” and lumping Israel’s “sins” in the war on terror with those of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy, and former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, stated:

“It is imperative that the American people be presented with the stark contrast between the views of President Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. Ambassador at the United Nations, and those of generations of our countrymen and women, who have fought for this country’s sovereignty and helped achieve — and believed in — its greatness.  Samantha Power’s record suggests that she is better suited to represent the virulently anti-American UN to the United States, rather than the other way around.

The signatories of this letter believe the U.S. Senate must repudiate such sentiments and the damage they can do if allowed to encourage anti-American agendas at the UN, both for the United States and other freedom-loving peoples, notably those of Israel.

The letter is an updated version of one unveiled on the occasion of an expert panel briefing at the National Press Club on July 3.  The press conference included remarks by: Hon. Allen West, USA (Ret.), former Member of Congress; Former U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amb. Jose S. Sorzano, who served with Amb. Jeanne Kirkpatrick; Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, USA (Ret.), former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence; best-selling author and syndicated columnist Diana West; and Morton Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America.

On that occasion, Rep. West stated: “Ms. Power has consistently shown a disdain for American strength, and even worse exemplified a troubling manner towards our greatest ally, the State of Israel.  She is the wrong choice for these troubling times…Samantha Power possesses no ability whatsoever to present a strong American character in a body politic replete with autocrats, theocrats, despots and dictators.”

The proceedings were covered by C-SPAN and can be viewed in their entirety here:

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A copy of the letter from the group to Senators can be found below.

For further background on Samantha Power please consult:

 Tell Your Senators: Reject Samantha Power | Sign the Petition Now

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About the Center for Security Policy:

The Center for Security Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public. For more information visit www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org

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Dear Senator:

As you know, President Obama has declared his intention to nominate Samantha Power to be the next U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.  In light of her low regard for our country, her animus towards one of our most important allies, Israel, and her affinity for those who would diminish our sovereignty and strengthen our adversaries, we consider her to be a wholly unacceptable choice for this sensitive post and urge you to reject this nomination.

Of course, almost since its inception, the United Nations has been dominated by member states, organizations and personalities who share Dr. Power’s sentiments.  We do not need to add to their number – especially as the representative of the American people – someone who shares their transnationalist agenda, with all that implies for our interests and freedoms.

That is particularly the case at this moment in history.  Freedom-loving nations are under assault – arguably as never before – from totalitarian adversaries, Islamist ideologues, terrorist groups and other enemies.  Such foes have found legitimacy and sustenance in the United Nations.  And their agendas are routinely adopted as the agendas of this so-called “world body,” rather than ones that are actually in the interest of our country and allies.

Sincerely,

  • Rep. LTC (R) Allen B. West
  • José S. Sorzano, Former U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  • Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin, US Army (Ret.)
  • Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons, US Navy (Ret.)
  • Diana West, syndicated columnist and author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character
  • Morton Klein, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)
  • Colin Hanna, Let Freedom Ring
  • Brigitte Gabriel, President and Founder, ACT! for America
  • Gary L. Bauer, President, American Values
  • Ginni Thomas, Liberty Consulting
  • Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum
  • Jim Backlin, Christian Coalition of America
  • Louis Celli, Legislative Director, The American Legion
  • Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy
  • Clare Lopez, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy
  • Stephen Coughlin, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy
  • David Yerushalmi, Esq., General Counsel, Center for Security Policy
  • Sarah Stern, President, Endowment for Middle East Truth
  • Adam Turner, Counsel, Endowment for Middle East Truth
  • Kyle Shideler, Director of Research and Communications, Endowment for Middle East Truth
  • John D. Fonte, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Anita MonCrief, Senior Advisor, True the Vote
  • Ilana Freedman, Editor, GerardDirect.com
  • Kenneth R. Timmerman, President, Foundation for Democracy in Iran
  • Helen Freedman, Executive Director, Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI)
  • Jane Hansen Hoyt, President/CEO of Aglow International
  • Tom Trento, The United West
  • Stuart Kaufman, The United West
  • Esther H. Levens, CEO and Founder, Unity Coalition for Israel
  • Beth Gilinsky, National Conference on Jewish Affairs
  • Irene Alter, National Conference on Jewish Affairs
  • Dan Pollak, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)
  • Brooke Goldstein, Director, The Lawfare Project
  • Katharine Cornell Gorka, The Westminster Institute
  • Paul Caprio, Patriotic Veterans
  • Kevin L. Kearns, President, United States Business and Industry Council
  • Sandy Rios, Family Pac Federal
  • Jerome B. Gordon, Senior Editor New English Review, and author of The West Speaks
  • Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, Founder and President, Voice of the Copts
  • Michael G. Hoehn, Esq., Executive Director, Alliance For Vigilance
  • Richard Viguerie, ConservativeHQ.com
  • Elaine Donnelly, Center for Military Readiness
  • Blake Ortner, Senior Legislative Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Pete Hegseth, CEO, Concerned Veterans for America
  • Janet Porter, Faith2Action
  • Larry Cirignano, President, Faithful Catholic Citizens
  • Richard and Susan Falknor, Publishers, Blue Ridge Forum
  • Susan Carleson, Chairman and CEO, American Civil Rights Union
  • C. Preston Noell III, Tradition, Family and Property
  • Dr. Charles Jacobs
  • Ann Corcoran, Refugee Resettlement Watch
  • Karen Hughes, President, Mount Pleasant 912 Project
  • Alyssa A. Lappen, investigative journalist
  • Deborah Weiss, attorney and journalist
  • Dr. Steven Moysey, counterterrorism consultant
  • Lisa Benson, national security speaker/radio talk-show host
  • Pamela Hall, blogger/activist/photographer
  • Melissa Ortiz, Founder, Able Americans

 

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