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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 12.10.09 | 18:53 (IST)

    I loved a debate where the negative side said nothing about the affirmative except that it was wrong. The instant the first negative dropped a point, I had won one. And on the negative I NEVER failed to refute a fact or argument brought up by the opposing team. Which gets us to the current controversy over the Goldstone Report. Where is the point-by-point refutation of the facts presented? Where is the specific arguments against the conclusions drawn? Where are the recommendations opposed? They are not. The endless drum beat is that the report is not true, but there is no support for that position aside from the argument that a Zionist Jew, Judge Goldstone, is an anti-Semite out to smear Israel. Indeed, there is much assertion of 'facts' that are not in the report, such as the accusation that it ignores the rocket attacks against Israel as well as war crimes and crimes against humanity by various Palestinians. Only a loser attacks what is not there, while ignoring what is.

    from the article: Netanyahu vows never to let Israelis be tried for war crimes
    First published 17:01 12.10.09 | Last updated 10:46 24.10.09
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