|U.S. President Barack Obama, National Security Council Advisor Susan Rice, and UN Ambassador Samantha Power often insist that the U.S. is responsible to intervene militarily to stop genocide and mass atrocities in the Global South. All three invoke Rwanda, as Samantha Power has, as reason to back up the current French intervention in the CentralAfrican Republic. Their account of the U.S. failure in the Rwandan massacres of the 1990s is, however, highly disputed. Professor Ed Herman, co-author of Manufacturing Consent and The Politics of Genocide, wrote, “For [Samantha] Power, the United States is the solution, not the problem.”|
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