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April 02, 2011

But Why Didn't Goldstone Know Then What He Knew Then?

Richard Goldstone's public "reconsideration" of the Goldstone Report, in which he seems to withdraw his endorsement of the report's most inflammatory conclusions, is certainly significant.

He wrote in the Washington Post:

We know a lot more today about what happened in the Gaza war of 2008-09 than we did when I chaired the fact-finding mission appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council that produced what has come to be known as the Goldstone Report. If I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone Report would have been a different document.

While that's a dramatic and notable admission, the question remains: Why didn't he know then what was known then?

Posted by GI at April 2, 2011 04:14 PM

Comments

As usual the NY Times comes up with a story that's still critical of Israel.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/world/middleeast/03goldstone.html?hp

Shame on them.

Posted by: J. A. at April 3, 2011 12:01 AM

Richard Goldstone had unofficial collaboration from Israel. The basic facts were there.

Posted by: raab at April 3, 2011 10:47 AM

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