it is legally impossible to conduct a judicial inquiry regarding war without testimony from military experts. only a military expert would know what a reasonable commander would do in situations of war. indeed, colonel richard kemp was testifying before the hrc. goldstone chose to ignore his testimony for reasons known only to him. however, it must be emphasised that goldstone has admittted that his report would not stand up in a court of law. goldstone's admission goes to show that his is a political report.
from the article: Deputy PM to Haaretz: Israel must probe Gaza war