(HR 867): A resolution for Presidential condemnation of the findings of the UN sanctioned Goldstone Report.
There are flaws in the goldston report..
But one can not rationalize the fact that both parties repeatedly have committed war crimes agains each other.
In order to be an effection legitimate and effective peacebroker one needs to acknowledge war crimes are being committed by both parties. Watch few move videos on this website please
Judge Richard Goldstone was commissioned to ascertain a report of the United Nations fact finding mission on the Gaza conflict.
To no surprise, Israel and their (I mean our) Congress sees the report's findings as biased.
Just because a report has flaws doesnot mean that it is justifies ignoring the fact that both sides have committed war crimes. How can the united states ever be an honest broker for peace if it continues to ignore the fact there have been crimes committed by both sides.
I will repost my review of house resolution 867 in a few days.. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/11/09-2
Congressman Wexler speaks on the House floor in support of Israel's right to defend itself from Hamas rockets. 1/14 2009
Quite possibly this speech was one of the reasons why Obama was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
part one President obama speech June 4th Cairo Egypt!