Mr Ban said it would not be up to him to launch a war crimes tribunal. It was pathetic

Robert Fisk Independent, U.K. 1/19/09

It’s a wrap, a doddle, an Israeli ceasefire just in time for Barack Obama to have a squeaky-clean inauguration with all the world looking at the streets of Washington rather than the rubble of Gaza. Condi and Ms Livni thought their new arms-monitoring agreement — reached without a single Arab being involved — would work. (more…)