Genocide in Iraq
To my mind, Samantha Power is always worth listening to. (On her own account, but also because she reportedly has the ear of a certain charismatic Senator from Illinois. Notice the defense she makes of his plan – maybe her plan? – in the middle of the essay linked below.)
And this piece from the Los Angeles Times last weekend is no exception. Though it indulges in a wishy-washy plea that the United States use its leverage (what leverage?) to, “bring about a political compromise that makes Iraqi Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds feel economically stable, physically secure and adequately represented in political structures,” Power plainly no longer believes this possible and helpfully proceeds to offer up some concrete suggestions for staving off a potential genocide in the wake of an American withdrawal from Iraq.