February 18, 2014

Will U.S. Be Blamed for Syria Inaction?

David Francis, The Fiscal Times

The Associated Press

The real mystery within the administration is Samantha Power. Power made her name in a Pulitzer-Prize winning book condemning the United States for failing to stop mass killings around the world. Her central theme was that American policymakers choose to allow genocide to occur because they lack the political will to stop it, and that there are options short of military action to end genocide.

Power has been oddly demure on Syria, calling for an end to the violence but not advocating additional steps beyond peace talks to stop it.

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TAGGED: Samantha Power, Genocide, Syria


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