1. Megan Dean
    Megan Dean April 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm | | Reply

    From the veteran barber to the last US ambassador to Syria, St Johnsbury, people of unexpected backgrounds call St. Johnsbury home. Thank you for this thoughtful interview with someone who has dealt up close with one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. I greatly appreciated Ambassador Ford’s explanation of why the Trump administration’s reliance on a military solution will not fully address the Syrian crisis. The social, political and economic dimensions reflect on us all. May the ambassador’s talks around the state encourage more Vermonters to think critically about these issues and how we understand international conflict.

  2. Toshen
    Toshen April 14, 2017 at 11:38 am | | Reply

    Fascinating interview. Thank you.

  3. Jean Rook
    Jean Rook April 14, 2017 at 11:22 pm | | Reply

    Wonderful, thoughtful interview. Would that the new administration would listen to our professional diplomats who have been our eyes and ears on the ground for years.
    Thank you Ambassador Ford for your service to our country and humanity.

  4. Sam Schindler
    Sam Schindler April 18, 2017 at 10:39 pm | | Reply

    A must-listen for anyone who wishes to understand what’s at the core of myriad “foreign policy” (read: human rights) issues: the origin of the Syrian conflict, the US intervention (or lack thereof), the current administration’s strategy (or, again, lack thereof) or the role of the US government in Syria and the greater Middle East.

    Ford is a humble, honest, direct, person who demonstrates real compassion in telling an unsparing story of the callous unwillingness to value human life.

    One of your best interviews to date.

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