U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N.
NEW YORK (CNN) -- France and the United States agreed Saturday on a draft U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at stopping the 25-day war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Members of the 15-member Security Council will hold a 3 p.m. ET closed-door meeting to discuss the proposal backed by the U.S. -- Israel's strongest ally -- and France, which historically has close ties to Lebanon.
But it may be several days before the council votes on the plan to address the violence which has killed more than 750 people in Lebanon and Israel and then it would require cooperation on the ground.
Great idea, then, except for that "cooperation on the ground" problem, seeing as neither of the sides actually fighting seems willing to, you know, stop. Or were included in the consulations. There's a little problem there, I think.