Obama FP adviser Samantha Power resigns
It was reported today that Samantha Power a senior adviser to Barak Obama would resign from the campaign after making ascerbic comments on Hillary Clinton:
Power, who is in the UK promoting a book, told The Scotsman: “”We fucked up in Ohio. In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio’s the only place they can win. She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything.”
Power has been very controversial on the left of the Democrats for her Clintonesque advocacy of power politics in foreign policy: projecting U.S. military force under humanitarian justfications.
For an introduction to these objections, please see “Calibrating” HOPE in the Effort to “Patrol the Commons”: Samantha Power and the Hidden Imperial Reality of Barack Obama” published February 26, 2008 By Paul Street on the Z Magazine blog.
“Expectation calibration and expectation management is essential at home
and internationally.” – Harvard Professor and Barack Obama Foreign Policy Advisor Samantha Power, February 21, 2008