Samantha Power in 2008: Obama ‘Can Actually Be Trusted’ to Recognize Armenian Genocide

( – In early 2008, Samantha Power, later to become ambassador to the United Nations, urged the Armenian American community to support Sen. Barack Obama’s White House bid by highlighting his pledge to recognize long-ago atrocities against Armenian Christians as genocide.

In a video message to the community days before the Feb. 5 Super Tuesday primaries, the then-senior foreign policy adviser to the Obama campaign spoke of his pledge as president to acknowledge the genocide and his willingness to “to call a spade a spade and to speak truth about it.”