US lack of strategic morality is a known–what is interesting are the reactions to this story, here are just a few of them:
an American veto is circumventing the problem
I am utterly Embarassed to have an American Citizenship
US is lost and drowned
HA! The ONLY obstacle to peace is the vetos the us keeps using.
Settlements are ILLEGAL, Israel IMMORAL, U.S HYPOCRITICAL
The US Has Just Lost the Entire Arab World
Obama’s moment of truth
U.S. is the only Security Council member that opposes the resolution; though its wording does not conflict with Washington’s stance on settlements it fears that if the resolution passes it will be an obstacle to renewal of peace talks.
HA’ARETZ, February 18, 2011
EXTRACT: The Arab states and the Palestinians rejected the U.S. compromise proposals. The Palestinian representative to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, announced that the resolution will be brought to a vote of the Security Council tonight. The Palestinians told U.S. officials they will not repeat the mistake they made in connection to the Goldstone Report last year, when they gave in to American pressure and at the last moment deciding not to submit the document for a vote to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.