Liz O'Donnell: Washington better get ready for a radical at the top table
HUMAN rights defenders will rejoice at US President Barack Obama's nomination of Irish-born Samantha Power to the post of US Ambassador to the United Nations.
A self-proclaimed "humanitarian hawk", her reputation is well established when it comes to the collective response to human rights abuses and mass atrocities.
She is a strong advocate for early military intervention to prevent genocide. Her critics call her approach cavalier.