KPFK Wed. 2/27: Samantha Power on Obama & Iraq

Samantha Power is a foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama and Pulitzer-Prize winning author of A Problem from Hell, the ground-breaking work on genocide and humanitarian intervention. She was also an early opponent of Bush’s plans to invade Iraq. We’ll talk with her about Obama, Iraq, and her new book Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World – Vieira de Mello was killed in Baghdad, by a suicide bomber in 2003.
READ my new piece at the Huffington Post, “Samantha Power: Obama and Me”

We’ll also be featuring THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES , the BBC documentary that has never been released in the US. It argues that much of the threat of terror is a fantasy. J. Hoberman in the Village Voice called it “the most widely discussed docu agitprop since Fahrenheit 9/11,” and said “The Power of Nightmares takes a similarly confrontational stance toward Bush-world disorder. But . . . it’s more complex and seductive.”

More stuff to read: my new piece at the Huffington Post, “Republicans for Obama: How Significant?”