01 March 2009 - Obama's Durban double-cross
Once again, I spoke too soon. Yesterday I praised the Obama administration for pulling out of the Durban 2 conference. Taken alone, it was the right thing to do. But as Anne Bayefsky reports, not only has Obama offered to "re-engage" negotiations, but the administration has also announced that the US will be joinng the UN Human Rights Council as a consolation to anti-Israel groups.
So... we leave a conference whose sole purpose is to attack Israel, only to join an organization whose sole interest is attacking Israel. And while Jewish leasers are told one thing, Arab groups are apparently told another.
The administration is behaving as if it doesn't understand what's at stake here. And there really aren't any excuses anymore.