The White House is denying a claim by The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol today that the administration plans to back the United Nations setting up an independent commission under UN auspices to investigate the Gaza flotilla violence, Ben Smith reports: "We have no idea what Bill Kristol is talking about, and would surmise that neither does he," said spokesman Tommy Vietor. A White House official said the administration continues to support "an Israeli-led investigation into the flotilla incident that is prompt, credible, impartial, and transparent." "We are open to different ways of ensuring the credibility of this Israeli-led investigation, including international participation, and have been in intensive talks with our Israeli partners in the past few days on how to move forward," said the official. "We know of no resolution that will be debated at the UN on the flotilla investigation next week."
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