On July 13, 2006, in General, by Neil Stevens

Apparently the US has now vetoed a resolution calling for Israel to pull out of Gaza. The EU, of course, is worthless on this matter according to Fox:

“The European Union is greatly concerned about the disproportionate use of force by Israel in Lebanon in response to attacks by Hezbollah on Israel,” according to a statement issued by Finland, which holds the EU’s rotating presidency. “The presidency deplores the loss of civilian lives and the destruction of civilian infrastructure. The imposition of an air and sea blockade on Lebanon cannot be justified.”

As I read this, the EU would only allow Israel to respond ‘proportionately’ which would mean what, kidnapping two terrorists? What a joke.

According to MSNBC via California Yankee, Ambassador Bolton is much more sensible:

Nonetheless, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said it was still unacceptable because it had been overtaken by events in the region – including the capture of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah militants on Wednesday – and was “unbalanced.”

“It placed demands on one side in the Middle East conflict but not the other,” Bolton said. “This draft resolution would have exacerbated tensions in the region.”

And of course, he can only speak for President Bush, so good for both of them!


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