Friday, April 14, 2006

Israel, why won't you just shut up and die?

In an amazing piece of journalism by Reuters the absurdity of the UN, the weakness of the security council, and the importance of a guy named John Bolton are all evident:

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday blocked a U.N. Security Council statement drafted by Arab nations and aimed at putting pressure on Israel to stop military strikes on Palestinian targets.
U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said the draft, even after three days of intense negotiations, "was disproportionately critical of Israel, and unfairly so, and needlessly so."


Asked by reporters to confirm that Washington alone had opposed issuing the statement, Bolton responded, "If I were the only holdout, I'd be proud of that fact."

Palestinians fire rockets into Israel and kill civilians, and Israel retaliates by blowing up a car full of terrorists. The UN responds by trying to rebuke Israel for self-defense, and Bolton is the only one who cares to stop it. I wish that the Arab league and the UN would just say what they mean...

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