"but what about him? HE did it!" childish ploys. there's one big reason WHY he didn't folks: he wasn't tasked for doing so. do you really think that he goes around investigating the possibility of war crimes on his own? he was specifically selected, because he's jewish and pro-israel, in order to ensure the report's objectivity. i doubt very much when he accepted the task, that he had any inkling of what his investigations would reveal. and i'm also sure that he gave israel the greatest benefit of the doubt wherever possible. but being a man of integrity, he was compelled to report that which, in his judgement, was found to be WITHOUT doubt. israel's big mistake was that instead of cooperating with the investigation, it thought it could use its usual bluster to weather this out, as it has so often in its past. it failed to consider that the exposure provided by today's technology, along with a growing world sentiment on the issues of justice and human rights, have ended the era of it being able to act without being held accountable. so blame it on an israeli leadership who's mentalities still reside in a time when israel could hoodwink the world over its activities, and who failed miserably to take into account the tremedous flow of virtually instantaneous information the internet provides to the international community. today, if a himalayan yak farts, the news will likely be available to the world within hours...even minutes; WITH pictures of its embarrassed face and relieved smile. it's not so easy to hide things today...and apparently, the israeli "government" STILL hasn't caught on. so don't blame goldstone!
Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra (Reuters)
from the article: IDF legal official: Israel should probe Goldstone Gaza report