Friday, July 14, 2006

The US NEVER uses its power of veto...

...does it!

Of course not!!
The vote on the draft resolution was 10-1, with the United States voting no, and four countries abstaining -- Britain, Denmark, Peru and Slovakia.

U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said Washington had voted against the text because it was "untimely and already outmoded."

A resolution requires at least nine votes -- and no veto from any of the council's five permanent members -- for approval. The five are Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States.

The veto was the first by the United States since October 2004 when former Ambassador John Danforth opposed a resolution calling on Israel to end an earlier incursion into Gaza.

Equally as interesting are the abstentions. Is this a case of "We don't want to stand against you, US, but we can not in any sincerity oppose the resolution."?

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