The U.N. Security Council on Saturday again rejected pleas that it call for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon after the United States objected, diplomats said.
Washington argued in closed-door talks that the focus for Middle East diplomacy for now should be on the weekend summit in St Petersburg of the Group of Eight industrialized nations, council diplomats said.
It [the United States] was the sole member of the 15-nation U.N. body to oppose any council action at all at this time, they said.
What possible reason could we have to oppose calling for a ceasefire? Are we really that bloodthirsty?
Reference: Arieff, Irwin. Jul 15, 2006. UN council keeps silent on Israel-Lebanon conflict. Reuters.