Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Shrewdly positioned as Syrian interventionist, Samantha Power has neocon backing

Samantha Power, President Obama's nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations, has gotten a key Establishment constituency on her side. Neoconservatives support her, because she has pushed intervention in Syria.

The other night Bob Dreyfuss of the Nation was on public television arguing against Syrian intervention because "the US has a history of  bumbl[ing] into a country that it really doesn't understand the dynamics of, and unleash[ing] a force that it doesn't control."

Dreyfuss was opposed by a fellow from the neoconservative Hudson Institute, who dropped an impressive name: Samantha Power.

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