Monday, August 07, 2006

Cease-Fire Draft at U.N. Falters Amid Arab Criticism

Cease-Fire Draft at U.N. Falters Amid Arab Criticism - New York Times

After reading the proposed resolution, I think these two paragraphs cover it. It gives Israel everything they want, and not much of Lebanon. The bombings will continue until morale improves.
"She said she had spoken to Prime Minister Fouad Siniora of Lebanon several times on Saturday. "There are things the Israelis wanted and things the Lebanese wanted, and everybody wasn't going to get everything that they wanted," she said.

In Israel, the normally talkative cabinet was tight-lipped, but the Israeli news media, citing unidentified government officials, said the government was generally pleased with the plan. The justice minister, Haim Ramon, said that Israel would press ahead with its attacks and that its forces would remain in Lebanon until an international force arrived. Given the complexities of creating that force and putting it in place, that moment could be at least a month away."

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