U.S. to support anti-Israel U.N. investigation of flotilla incident
“Bliss is it now to be alive,” cry the anti-Israel paleocons, Alt-Rightists, and Buchananites. Little do they realize they are cheering their own final discrediting, brought on by their cheers for Israel’s enemies, because they will never again be able to deny the truth of what they really are.
William Kristol wrote yesterday:
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.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 12, 2010 10:57 AM | Send