June 14, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Susan Rice indicated that the United States will not block a UN led "international investigation," of the events surrounding the Israeli interdiction of a Hamas support ship which was attempting to run the naval blockade of Gaza two weeks ago.
Pressed repeated by Chris Wallace, Rice attempted to place the Obama administration's refusal to block what many feel would become another Israel bashing, in the best light but to little effect.
"We think that an international component would strengthen the investigation and certainly buttress its credibility in the eyes of the international community, and we've had discussions with Israel as to how and whether they might go about doing that..." [source, Fox News, Rice Supports International Probe of Israel Flotilla Incident, http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/13/rice-calls-international-probe-israel-flotilla-incident]
Though team Obama sidestepped a direct bashing of Israel, it did, through Ambassador Rice, join the UN in criticizing Israel by extension, condemning the deaths caused by the Israeli actions on June 1.
On June 9 Obama went farther down the road, claiming that the circumstances surrounding the blockade were "unsustainable."
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