1 the retraction of intentionality, mens rea, is the crux of the matter. without intentionality, there can be no war crime and even less, crime against humanity alleged. 2 in every war civilians will die and property will be dammaged. that is just the nature of war. 3 your claim that the "results were over the top" is not born out by the facts. the results were not different, and indeed better, than the results of american, british and nato countries in general. you must be one of those progressives burton has just written a column about.
Russian defense ministry: Plane sent to intercept U.S. plane near border on Friday (Reuters)
from the article: What exactly did Goldstone 'retract' from his report on Gaza?