Well that's a first - and a shocka. G.W. couldn't go out with his head held high -- he submitted to Islam. How ironic that his presidency began with the Islamic attacks of 9/11, when Bush was unbowed, and ends with him caving into the arch villainous barbarians. iN 2001, he was quintessentially American - proud, tough, courageous. He came in like a lion and went out like a frickin zebra.
Look at him now, he couldn't go out like a man. I ashamed of him --- shakes head, walks away.
UN Council Calls for Gaza Cease-Fire; US Abstains
Bloomberg Hat tip Cobra.
Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) -- The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution calling for an “immediate, durable and fully respected” cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, “leading to the full withdrawal” of Israel’s forces from the Palestinian territory.
The U.S. abstained from the vote, and the resolution passed, 14 to 0.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the U.S. supported the resolution, though abstained to await a possible Israeli- Palestinian cease-fire stemming from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s mediation.
Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said earlier today the Jewish state would continue its military operation in the Gaza Strip because Hamas rocket assaults haven’t been halted. Israeli forces again struck targets today throughout Gaza from the air, land and sea, while Palestinians fired rockets at Israel.
“Responsibility for the current hostilities lies squarely with Hamas,” Gabriela Shalev, Israel’s ambassador to the UN said after the vote. “The international community must focus its attention on the cessation of Hamas’s terrorist activity and make clear that a terrorist organization can never be a legitimate leadership.”
We can only hope that Israel will ignore this farce of a "resolution" by the insecurity council, and keep fighting until they have achieved their objectives.
If the spineless and gutless Olmerde/Barak/Livni cabal is calling the shots - the Jews are screwed. The only silver lining to a ceasefire is Kadima would be kicked out and Likud would win handily because the Jewish people want to defend themselves. They want to live.
Sultan remarked this morning: (hat tip Kap)
When terrorists attack, even when they aim for soldiers, in truth they aim for the glass spines of politicians, whom they can always count on to bend when trouble comes. In politics there are always a shortage of Theodore Roosevelts and Churchills, and an excess of Murthas and Obamas. And that is what makes terrorism so successful, because you cannot terrorize men of courage and principle, but if you spread enough terror and make the cost of the battle high enough, you can always count on politicians to cut and run. It has worked for the terrorists time and time again, and it's still working for them today.
Update: Spencer adds:
The US abstained. Not, "The U.S. stood up and stoutly defended the right and necessity for Israel to defend itself against jihad attacks from Hamas." Oh, no. Instead, the U.S. abstained, and Rice spoke out in favor of the ceasefire resolution. Did anyone speak of how anything short of destroying Hamas would only restore the status quo ante, and lead to the resumption of jihad attacks upon Israel from Gaza? I doubt Rice did. I doubt anyone did.
UPDATE: ISRAEL SAYS NO - no one is going to tell the Jews that we can't defend ourselves.
The world is acting as a Hamas lobbyist [but] will understand, despite the UNSC resolution, that we must act with all our force to achieve our goals, to bring quiet to the South," said Yishai.