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2 Responses

  1. A.W. says:

    Sorry, Koh seems like a nice guy, but too much of an internationist weenie for my blood. I am just glad he won’t actually have any decision making power over national security. But i worry about his influence.

  2. Jaya says:

    I’m not sure exactly what you mean by the term “internationalist weenie” but if you are referring to Koh’s exceptional expertise in international law as well as his belief in the existence and value of international law, I think you’re right about the internationalist part. Moreover, given the tone of your comment, I’m guessing that you didn’t vote for Obama — in which case, it’s not reasonable to expect that his political appointees would reflect your ideological preferences. In my view, the best you can hope for is that a president of opposing ideology appoint candidates with deep expertise in the relevant field, exceptional intellectual capacity, and serious integrity; Koh exemplifies all three.