New Resolution on Mideast Peace Passes at UN
The idea is good but like most UN
resolutions this one will likely go
nowhere, accomplish nothing. Israel can
defend itself and the Palestinian leaders
don't want peace.
The Bush administration, looking to shore up its foreign-policy legacy, and the international community, hoping to influence the future Obama White House, are teaming up to press the Middle East peace process forward.
It's an against-the-odds attempt. But the first United Nations Security Council resolution on the peace process in five years – since the diplomacy-stalling Iraq war in 2003 – was approved Tuesday. The vote was 14 to 0, with Libya abstaining.
The idea is to show broad support for keeping the peace process that was started by President Bush a year ago on its rails into the next US presidency.