The conclusions of Capo Goldstone's report was predetermined; Israel's participation would have validated an inherently validated an invalid process. Goldstone's retraction confirms this was the correct decision. Unfortunately, the residents of Gaza are the real losers here; the IDF will have imputnity during Cast Lead II as any UN 'investigation' will be written off as a joke thanks to Golstone.
Syrian rebels call for regional alliance against Russia and Iran (Reuters)
from the article: Israel was wrong to boycott Goldstone probe