Haaretz says the State Department has clambered on to the Richard Goldstone statement in the Washington Post to say that Israel committed no war crimes in Gaza. Astonishing-- a nullification of everything that Obama said about protecting civilians in Libya:
State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said that the Obama administration read the op-ed "with great interest," adding that the U.S. Government did not see any evidence that the Israeli Government committed any war crimes, nor did it intentionally target civilians.
Toner observed that in light of the op-ed, it appears that "Justice Goldstone has reached the same conclusion." He commended Israel, saying that the U.S. administration believes that Israel "has undertaken credible internal processes to assess its own conduct of hostilities".
So is the outcome of all this that the Palestinians will be indicted for war crimes for actions that killed four civilians and the Israelis will be blessed for the killing of nearly 400 children?