Is a lawyer and 2000 graduate of Princeton whose undergraduate thesis, “Building Peace and Establishing the Rule of Law: The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda,” qualified to give brutal testimony against the government of Rwanda in a congressional hearing this week? Does 11 months spent in Rwanda from July 2000 to June 2001 with the International Rescue Committee as a type of community organizer give this individual the moral authority to pass judgment on a country still recovering from the slaughter of up to 1 million of its people in 1994?
Steven Feldstein’s State Department bio is classic boilerplate. The only thing that is clear is his title and job description: Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL). According to DOS, he is “responsible for DRL’s work in Africa, international labor affairs, and international religious freedom.