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Posted Jun 11th 2010 at 1:54 pm
by Jeff Dunetz
For long time Obama watchers this comes as no surprise. Bill Kristol is reporting that the United States plans to abandon Israel at the UN Security Councel next week. According to the Weekly Standard Editor, the Obama administration has been informing foreign governments that it will support a resolution to set up an independent UN Commission to investigate Israeli actions in the guerrilla flotilla incident.
Apparently the President does not care
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.
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.
The most recent ’independent” investigation of Israel conducted by the UN, the Goldstone Report, threw any standards of investigation out the window. The report violated international standards for inquries, including UN rules on fact- finding. The Commission systematically favored witnesses and evidence put forward by anti-Israel advocates, and dismissed evidence and testimony that would undermine its case. The commission relied extensively on mediating agencies, especially UN and NGOs, which have a documented hostility to Israel; and reproduces earlier reports and claims from these agencies. And that’s just for a start. It is clear that Barack Obama is looking for the UN to create another anti-Israel Kangaroo court.
June 11, 2010 | Categories: Elections Politics, Foreign Policy, Government, Most Americans Reject Socialism, War on Terror | Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Kristol, cairo speech, gaza flotilla, Gaza Strip, Hamas, Israel, News, Obama, Obama Israel, politics, Susan Rice, un ambassador, un human rights council, un investigation, UN Security Council, United Nations, Weekly Standard | Leave A Comment »
posted at 10:12 am on June 11, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
After spending two years on the campaign trail and more than another year as President talking about “green jobs,” the Obama team has decided to take a significant step forward. They’re now asking for imput from the general public in order to figure out what they hell they’ve meant for the past three years:
Buried deep inside a federal newsletter on March 16 was something called a “notice of solicitation of comments” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the Department of Labor.
“BLS is responsible for developing and implementing the collection of new data on green jobs,” said the note in the Federal Register, which is widely read by government bureaucrats and almost never seen by the general public. But the notice said there is “no widely accepted standard definition of ‘green jobs.’” To help find that definition, the Labor Department asked that readers send in suggestions.
The notice came only after the department scoured studies from government, academia, and business in search of a definition. “The common thread through the studies and discussions is that green jobs are jobs related to preserving or restoring the environment,” the notice said. Duh! Beyond that, a precise definition has eluded Labor Department officials.
June 11, 2010 | Categories: Government, Jobs, New Media News, The Economy, The Environment | Tags: economy, green jobs (?), jobs, politics, requests comments, socialism, Special Advisor for 'Green Jobs', WH | Leave A Comment »