From the start it was obvious that Judge Richard Goldstone's condemnation of Israel's 'Aza operation a couple of years ago was an anti-Israel joke. Long on lies and short on facts, it became the paper hammer which the Jew-haters of the international community used to bash Israel with in response to its legitimate right to defend its citizens. That the author was a prominent Jewish figure only made the report that much more valuable to them. An Arab or European writing the same thing could easily be attacked as anti-Semitic but how could the same accusation be labelled against a liberal Jew?
Yet recently the news has broken that Judge Goldstone, after a couple of years of condemnation by his kinfolk, has finally come to his senses and realized that he was used by the international community to attack his own people. Yes, while the rest of us always knew that Israel had the right to attack those who were pelting its citizens with rockets and missles, the intellectual Goldstone took his time to come to the realization that he was, in VI Lenin's classic phrase, an useful idiot.
This admission will, of course, not make the major Western or MiddleEastern news outlets, you know the ones that still talk about the "Jenin massacre" and how the Arabs were "driven out" by the Zionists in 1948. They will continue to use the Goldstone report as a cornerstone in their ongoing attacks on Israel.
No, the real frustration is going to be for those of us on the right. Once again we have an example of how leftist self-delusional dreams are just that: nocturnal fantasies. The idea that there is a peace partner on the other side, that its suffering is not self-inflicted, that Israel is the big bag ogre of the region, has once again been proven to be the rantings of a cabal of Jew-haters. The left is wrong, their ideals are misplaced and their understanding of what is happening in and to Israel is based on misunderstanding and falsehood. And once again we on the right are forced to listen to their bafflegab as they attempt to talk their way out of this.
That's the frustrating part - that Goldstone was wrong and only now after having done so much damage does anyone on the left realize this.