Awhile back I credited the administration for its (rather half-hearted) support of Israel in the wake of the Hamas terrorist aid flotilla.
I just hate being stupid. Stupid and gullible. What the hell was I thinking?
…[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.
9 Even my close friend, whom I trusted,
he who shared my bread,
has lifted up his heel against me.
The election of Barack Obama to the Presidency was a greater defeat than Pearl Harbor.