Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Congratulations, and Best Wishes, to Rosa Brooks

Rosa BrooksMatt Yglesias passes along this news from Spencer Ackerman: The Pentagon has created a new department, the Office for Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Policy, and it will be headed up by Rosa Brooks, currently "a senior adviser to Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy and a former director of Georgetown Law School’s Human Rights Center."

Rosa has also been one of my favorite columnists and Bloggingheads. (More bio here.) If you're ever jonesing for a schadenfreude fix, her November 2007 pantsing of The Pantload is primo.

I agree with Matt's take: we should be skeptical about the new department, but it's hard not to be hopeful, and a big part of the hope is due to who they chose to run it. Knock 'em dead, Rosa!

Okay, there was probably a better sendoff than that.

(h/t: uncle ebeneezer | pic source)


Heir to the Throne said...


When Jonah mentioned how her side wants to give Geneva Convention protections to people who violate the Geneva Convention and so are not entitled to the protections. She deflected with "well I have written that Geneva Convention are written by humans and not perfect".

Brendan said...

One of the best things about Rosa is the amount of incoherent fury and mindless obsession she provokes in the wingnuts of this world, I agree.

Heir to the Throne said...

ncoherent fury and mindless obsession
Pot/Kettle from the Bush lost both the 2000/2004 elections crowd.

Brendan said...

Putting "just like" between two things does not actually mean they are the same.