Samantha Power's problem from Hell

Which way will Samantha Power jump? As the Obama administration's policy to end the five-way civil war in Syria – what Secretary of State John Kerry this week called the "greatest humanitarian catastrophe since World War II" – has repeatedly unraveled, no one has likely been more frustrated than the United States ambassador to the United Nations.  Samantha Power has reason to be.  Humanitarian intervention is her issue. Before entering government, Samantha Power was one of the architects of the so-called "R2P" initiative.  That's the idea, adopted at the 2005 World Summit to prevent genocide and other war crimes, that the U.N. and the major powers have a "responsibility to protect" civilians under the Genocide Convention and other treaties when a country's government turns homicidal towards its own people. Its proponents call it "a new international security and human rights...(Read Full Post)

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