Samantha Power is the Special Assistant to President Obama. She has his ear and advises him on foreign policy, amongst other things. In a video newly discovered, she states that the United States should spend "billions" on a "new" Palestinian state, while putting troops on the ground to support that effort.
Power- What we need is a willingness to actually put something on the line in, sort of, helping the situation. And putting something on the line might mean alienating a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import. It may, more crucially, mean sacrificing, or investing more than sacrificing literally billions of dollars not in servicing Israeli military but actually investing in the new state of Palestine; in investing billions of dollars it would probably take also to support, I think, what will have to be a mammoth protection force...a meaningful military presence because, it seems to me at this stage, and this is true of actual genocides as well and not just major human rights abuses which we're seeing there, but is that you, you have to go in as if you're serious.
You have to put something on the line and unfortunately, imposition of a solution on unwilling parties is dreadful... but sadly, you know, we don't just have a democracy here either. We have a liberal democracy... [Israel] requires external intervention.
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