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PoliCon
06-11-2010, 03:43 PM
BY William Kristol
June 11, 2010 10:41 AM

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.

http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/sources-obama-administration-support-anti-israel-resolution-un-next-week

lacarnut
06-11-2010, 03:59 PM
Obama is doing everything he can to suck up to our enemies and kick our friends in the ass. However, that has been typical of past Democratic Presidents going back to the peanut farmer.

warpig
06-11-2010, 09:04 PM
People who don't see that this man is a Muslim are in deep denial.

seehorse
06-11-2010, 10:17 PM
He is anti Israel .

namvet
06-13-2010, 11:20 AM
he's protecting his bros

Wei Wu Wei
06-13-2010, 02:20 PM
BY William Kristol
June 11, 2010 10:41 AM

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.

When civilians are killed in international waters and there's international outcry involving a nuclear state there very well should be independent, international investigation.


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;

No it's just that American news outlets never talk about UN investigations or rulings, but they happen all the time.


b) that the investigation will be one-sided, focusing entirely on Israeli behavior and not on Turkey or on Hamas;

Tell me more things about the future.


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.

We shouldn't be above the law either, no country should be able to avoid scrutiny and do whatever it wants without investigation. We are not an ontological island, we are part of the world whether we like it or not, deal with it.

PoliCon
06-13-2010, 02:58 PM
When civilians are killed in international waters and there's international outcry involving a nuclear state there very well should be independent, international investigation.



No it's just that American news outlets never talk about UN investigations or rulings, but they happen all the time.



Tell me more things about the future.



We shouldn't be above the law either, no country should be able to avoid scrutiny and do whatever it wants without investigation. We are not an ontological island, we are part of the world whether we like it or not, deal with it.

It's not even worth it to respond to you. Your arguments are so fucking STUPID it's not even funny. Your blind and overwhelming bias against Israel - your absolute refusal to accept that your fallacious arguments have been REPEATEDLY debunked clearly demonstrate that any attempt to engage you on this or any other issue is beyond pointless.