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AUG 07, 2014 - Huffington Post

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As Obama Considers Iraq Strike, White House Spokesman Fumbles Anti-Genocide Doctrine

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, the White House issued a presidential study directive that states: "Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States." At the time, the Obama administration proudly announced that, unlike prior administrations, it wanted to give the U.S. a clear framework for preventing mass killings worldwide. This commitment to genocide prevention helped explain U.S. actions in Libya -- but set up President Barack Obama for criticism when he failed to act in Syria. The president's promise on mass ... Read More

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