John Bolton, America’s former ambassador to the UN has admitted he did obstruct a ceasefire between Israel and Lebanon and that he was “damned proud” of it.
During the war, he, and other Bush regime officials said they were waiting for the right time, because an immediate ceasefire wouldn’t be “lasting”.
Now the truth has come out – they wanted Israel to damage Lebanon as much as possible, before calling for an end to the war. They didn’t care about Lebanon one bit, despite Fouad Siniora’s tears.
Bolton says he only agreed to the ceasefire once it became clear that Israel wasn’t achieving its military aims – and probably, once Israel gave its backing.
It comes just weeks after Israel revealed it had been preparing for a war against Lebanon for months, even though it claimed its atttacks were “in response” to the kidnapping of two soldiers.
Yesterday evening, John Bolton displayed more of his famous arrogant belligerance.
He sat on a live TV link from Washington to London and condemned the audience of a British television programme discussion on the Iraq war. He said it was “depressing” that people could sit with a “straight face” and question the success of the war in Iraq. In Bolton’s world, no one would raise an eyebrow.