May 5, 2014

Why Does the U.S. 'Stand So Idly By' in Syria?

Fred Hiatt, Washington Post

The Associated Press

Quoted below are President Obama; Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and, before that, a journalist and writer; and Valerie Amos, U.N. undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs.

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TAGGED: Samantha Power, Barack Obama, Syria


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