From the NYT:
The U.N. Security Council on Sunday unanimously adopted a statement deploring the Israel's deadly attack on the southern Lebanese village of Qana but rejected U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's call for an immediate truce.
U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said he opposed calling for a truce, as requested by Annan in an impassioned plea to an emergency council meeting he called after the strike on Qana, the deadliest single attack of Israel's 19-day-old war against Hizbollah militants.
"We don't think that simply returning to business as usual is a way to bring about a lasting solution," Bolton said.
"Rather than jump to conclusions about ceases-fires and other matters, we felt it was important to let that play out and to do what was important today, which was address the tragic loss of civilian life," Bolton told reporters.
But Billmon says we've got an unofficial cease-fire:
We'll see how things play out, but right now it looks to me like the Israelis and Madame Supertanker are trying to throw in the towel -- without admitting that they're throwing in the towel. This particular war (knock on wood) may almost be over.
And we're on the record opposing it at the U.N.