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Monday, October 19, 2009

Surprise! US won't use Security Council veto on Goldstone

We all saw this coming, didn't we? It's all but official: The Obama administration will not use its Security Council veto to stop the Goldstone Report.
Senior diplomats in New York, meanwhile, said the United States would prefer to support a moderately-phrased resolution on the Goldstone report by the UN Security Council, rather than use its veto power to nix such a resolution.

The Human Rights Council recommended that the report be discussed by the Security Council, but it remains unclear whether this will happen. The White House said on Friday that both Israel and the Palestinians should study the report.
What could go wrong?


At 8:34 PM, Blogger Red Tulips said...

I am not surprised.

Obama is an anti-human rights president, and is in fact at war with human rights around the globe.

As such, this all makes perfect sense.

The irony is that liberals are extremely illiberal in their support for the man.

At 9:07 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Obumbler doesn't want to undermine the UN and risk losing his popularity over a veto. As Barry Rubin wrote, he could well choose to buy off immediate troubles in exchange for longer term woes. The last thing he would do is use the veto to ruin the image the world has of him.

Hopenchange, any one?


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