Friday 23 June 2017

Liz O'Donnell: Washington better get ready for a radical at the top table

Samantha Power: strong advocate for early military intervention to prevent genocide
Samantha Power: strong advocate for early military intervention to prevent genocide
Liz O'Donnell

Liz O'Donnell

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.

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