Hot damn! The US withdrew the resolution. Someone's ass is getting kicked. Or not. Perhaps it was it America's way to browbeat Israel. Like, look if you don't like it, we will do it without you. Although Olmert is such an organ grinder's monkey, it seems unnecessary.
UNITED NATIONS --In an about face, the United States on Friday withdrew a U.N. resolution endorsing this week's agreement by Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try to reach a Mideast peace settlement by the end of 2008, apparently after Israel objected.
U.S. Deputy Ambassador Alejandro Wolff informed the Security Council that the United States was pulling the resolution from consideration less than 24 hours after U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad introduced it.
Khalilzad had said he needed to consult with the Israelis and Palestinians on the text of the resolution to ensure that it was what they wanted following the decisions by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the Mideast peace conference in Annapolis, Md.
Wolff said the U.S. had held intensive consultations in the past few days "and the upshot was that there were some unease with the idea" of a resolution.
UPDATE: Saw this in the comment section over at Jihadwatch;
A small item on Foxnews online about a lunch on Monday during the Annapolis meeting entitled Odd lunchfellows.
Khalizad and Soros, odd indeed.
Bodes most ill.