Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The much defamed but essential Goldstone Report

The US news have barely not covered the Goldstone report [available here], and the Obama administration has played its role in dismissing this essential document. Many progressives have great hope for Mr Obama. Although the Palestinian occupation is a stumbling block for any US politician, especially one already dealing with a very nasty opposition on the home front on top of a financial collapse--we can only hope that true leadership (one that would be deserving of a Peace Prize) will be forthcoming in the future.

In the meantime, here's one news journal -- Bill Moyers -- which actually talked to Goldstone.
Just two things to point out to:
- notice even Moyers starts from the premise that it all starts with rockets shot from Gaza and then "retaliation" from Israel. (Presumably, if there weren't rockets being shot, all would be well in the best possible world.)
- beyond that however, Goldstone comes out as the Honest and Righteous guy that he must be to keep his sanity after the kind of human crimes he's seen throughout the world.

Watch this video: Part 1 and Part 2.

There can't be peace if we call crimes justice.
I say God bless Mr Goldstone. Shalom to you.


ps: thanks to RD for sending the link

ps2: In the meantime - Jon Stewart, the brilliant Jon Stewart had Mustafa Barghouthi and Anna Baltzer on his show. Watch here.

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