US Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Israel’s Gaza Offensive
Yes! Finally, Bush/Rice/Bolton show backbone. A ‘no’ vote is the right vote.
The United States has vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded a halt to Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The veto drew a sharp rebuke from Arab representatives.
Ten of the Security Council’s 15 members voted in favor of the Arab-backed resolution, one more than necessary for adoption. Four nations – Britain, Peru, Denmark and Slovakia – abstained, and U.S. Ambassador John Bolton cast the lone ‘no’ vote, killing the measure.
It was the first veto of a Council resolution since October, 2004, when the United States blocked passage of another Middle East resolution.