It would seem obvious to anyone with a modicum of sense and logic that the way to get humanitarian assistance to the people of Eastern Aleppo is to liberate it from the terrorists. In fact, I put up a post a bit earlier consisting of two videos showing exactly that: aid being distributed to civilians in a newly-liberated area of the city.
In arguing that the most humanitarian course now is to leave the remaining enclaves in the hands of terrorists, Power is making the same mistake US officials have been making for a number of years now: she is tossing logic out the window. US officials like Kerry, Obama, and Power have relied upon this strategy–i.e. defenestrating logic–for one reason and one reason only: the mainstream media. Such is the media’s power to distort reality that the Obama administration, and yes, even the Bush administration before that, have assumed they can even go so far as to stand logic on its head and no one will notice. And for a long time they were correct.
Now they’re all scratching their heads and puzzling to themselves, “Hmmm….well, it worked before. Why isn’t it working now?”
As we saw in the election last month, the media have lost enormous amounts of credibility with the public–and for people like Samantha Power, the full ramifications of this apparently have not completely sunk in.