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Friday, June 11, 2010

So much for 'no daylight' on Gaza flotilla of fools

Remember how the Obumbler said there would be no daylight between the US and Israel on the Gaza flotilla? That promise had a very short expiration date (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that senior Obama administration officials have been telling foreign governments that the administration intends to support an effort next week at the United Nations to set up an independent commission, under UN auspices, to investigate Israel's behavior in the Gaza flotilla incident. The White House has apparently shrugged off concerns from elsewhere in the U.S. government that a) this is an extraordinary singling out of Israel, since all kinds of much worse incidents happen around the world without spurring UN investigations; b) that the investigation will be one-sided, focusing entirely on Israeli behavior and not on Turkey or on Hamas; and c) that this sets a terrible precedent for outside investigations of incidents involving U.S. troops or intelligence operatives as we conduct our own war on terror.

While UN Ambassador Susan Rice is reported to have played an important role in pushing for U.S. support of a UN investigation, the decision is, one official stressed, of course the president's. The government of Israel has been consulting with the U.S. government on its own Israeli investigative panel, to be led by a retired supreme court justice, that would include respected international participants, including one from the U.S. But the Obama administration is reportedly saying that such a “kosher panel” is not good enough to satisfy the international community, or the Obama White House.
Anyone still want to argue he's pro-Israel? Obama needs a good kick in the a**.


At 7:51 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Lets get this clear:

1) Obama is working to ease sanctions on Iran for making the world a more dangerous place


2) Obama is working to impose sanctions on Israel for defending itself.

Yes, Obama is a friend.

But obviously not a friend of Israel, or jews.

Unless I am missing something here. Maybe its glaringly obvious what I am missing. I dunno.

Friends ... help ... friends.

So, since Obama is helping Iran ...

Enemies ... argue with ... enemies

so, since Obama is arguing with Israel ...

really ... I must be missing something critical. Because it looks like Obama is Iran's friend and Israel's enemy.

This couldn't be the case ... could it? /sarc

At 9:52 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

If Obama is going to do that.... the Israeli government might as well disinvite foreign observers to its own investigation panel (a terrible idea) and announce it will not cooperate with any UN investigation directed at Israel. Israel is still a sovereign country.

Its time it began behaving like one!

At 11:01 PM, Blogger mdavis said...

Unfortunately, the point about the investigation setting a precedent for the US and other Western Democracies is moot. We all know Israel gets its own set of rules.


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