Obama vows to stop genocide, defends record on human rights

Townhall.com Staff

4/23/2012 4:48:00 PM - Townhall.com Staff

President Obama vowed to do everything he could to prevent genocide in a speech at the Holocaust Museum Monday, defending his record on human rights as he faces criticism for not taking bolder action in Syria.

Obama outlined new measures to sanction those aiding the Syrian and Iranian governments with technology, and said he was continuing the U.S. mission to capture accused war criminal Joseph Kony.

He said the Atrocities Prevention Board, which he created last year, would meet for the first time on Monday, and that the intelligence community would create a new intelligence estimate on the risk of genocide occurring.