“He’s not a humanitarian president.”
Kirsten Powers and other panelists on the FOX News program “Outnumbered” were discussing Obama’s newly discovered concern for Christians in the middle east and things got a little heated.
Powers, who is a liberal and frequent defender of Obama, was one of the most vocal critics.
Tim Cavanaugh of National Review has the details:
…Kirsten Powers, usually the most liberal of the panelists, tore the president a new one:
“He has not uttered the word ‘Christian,’ and now suddenly he throws it in with the Yazidis,” Powers said. “We’re not doing any airdrops to the Christians, who are refugees in the Kurdish region. [Virginia Congressman Frank] Wolf has taken to the floor, I think, seven days in a row now, pleading with the administration: Please help these people. They need humanitarian aid; they need drinking water. They have nothing. They’ve lost their homes; they’ve lost everything.
The White House has done nothing; they’ve said nothing. And then the president goes on and goes into quite a lot of detail about the Yazidis, and never really gets into the specifics about Christians. I mean, it’s really unbelievable, and he has no right to invoke humantiarianism, because he is not a humanitarian president. A humanitarian president does not sit quietly by, while hundreds of thousands of Christians in Iraq [are uprooted or killed]– forget about the rest of the Middle East — and doesn’t say a word.”
Here’s the video (jump ahead to 2:00 for her comments):
Kirsten Powers makes a valid point and her opinion is likely shared by Christians all over the world.
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