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Samantha Power made her name as an advocate of human rights and the author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the subject. Although she has resigned her formal position as an adviser to Barack Obama, it is reasonable to assume that she will return to serve if Obama is elected president. Paul covered Power’s foreign policy thought in a series of posts accessible here. An April 2003 Boston Phoenix symposium on Iraq elicited a statement from Power that merits consideration:

[F]or the United States, of all countries, to be talking about human rights just rings very, very hollow in light of all the objections to our policy in Israel

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