Saturday, March 8, 2008
When I was in college I came across a book called, "A Problem from Hell, America and the Age of Genocide, the author was Samantha Power. If I remember correctly, the book documented the acts of genocide from the Armenian one and up to the conflict in the Balkans, but what bothered me about the book was Power's insistence that America could have done something in preventing all these genocidal campaigns. In a way these Cambridge liberals criticize America by believing, wrongly so, that America can do whatever it wants.
I saw Power once at Harvard, she was giving a public lecture... not too long after that, I saw her name pop up in Time Magazine as one of the top 100 most important people. Then Barack Obama hired her as a foreign policy adviser for his campaign, certainly Power must have dreamt of being the next Condi Rice where, instead of teaching about Darfur to Harvard undergrads, she would be pointing the finger at Omar Bashir's face on behalf of the world's only superpower.
But that dream came to an abrupt end after Ms. Power was reported calling Senator Clinton a "monster," as a result, Samantha Power had to quit her post... I got something to tell Samantha Power whom I admire, it doesn't matter, Obama is not gonna become President anyway and while Hillary is sightly better than Obama, you were not entirely wrong on calling her that.