If we were giving out a “Dumbest Thing to Say” award for this week, the prize would have to go to US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power.As reported by Fox News, Ms Power was speaking at the United Nations Association of the USA 2013 Global Leadership Awards in New York Wednesday, where honorees included the brave Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived being shot in the head by Taliban thugs and is now an education advocate for girls.
As we are just days away from celebrating our veterans, Power exhibited a serious case of hoof in mouth disease when she said according to a transcript:
Hi everybody. You know life has changed when you’re hanging out with Jane Fonda backstage. There is no greater embodiment of being outspoken on behalf of what you believe in — and being ‘all in’ in every way — than Jane Fonda. And it’s a huge honor just to even briefly have shared the stage with her.
My older brother served as a Marine infantryman in Vietnam and was wounded at Khe Sanh. I knew all about “Hanoi Jane” who took her outspokenness right to the enemy, donned an NVA helmet and sat on an anti-aircraft system, used to shoot down American pilots.
If Samantha Power knew anything about US history, she would have realized she was praising someone who committed a treasonous act no less reprehensible than Benedict Arnold who sought to turn over the West Point, New York garrison to the British.Jane Fonda’s wounds cut deep and have not been healed, especially when these progressive socialist elites continue to hail her as some faux icon.
According to the Fox News report on the event:
Will Power apologize? Yeah right, just like President Obama apologized and took responsibility for lying to the American people. These progressives are clearly above us mere serfs. They’re more advanced than we commoners and view us as simpletons incapable of comprehending their high level of intelligence. We cannot understand what is best for our healthcare, nor can we decide what is honorable. And sadly we’re allowing them to take control of our country. America elected a known socialist as president – twice — and New York elected a known Marxist/socialist as mayor. If we aren’t careful, the uninformed voter and the intellectual elitists will make us subjects once again.
“We all hate her,” said Ned Foote, president of the New York State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America. The 65-year-old Marine Corps. veteran said Fonda’s subsequent apologies ring hollow. “What she did is just very unforgivable. Apologies, what does that mean? She did harm.”