Samantha Power, our new ambassador to the United Nations, is a brilliant and interesting woman who actually spoke at the Sweet Branch library 10 years ago while on a tour for her book, "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide."
She also had the ignominious reputation as a foreign policy adviser for the Barack Obama campaign in 2008. She called Hillary Clinton "a monster" and resigned as a result of the misstatement.
Power is now faced with dealing with chaos in Egypt, a civil war in Syria, continued civilian bombings in Iraq, etc. Constructing a reasoned response to these highly unstable situations is both delicate and complicated.