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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:49 PM
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U.S. envoy Rice doubts Goldstone report can be fixed
Susan Rice, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, said on Wednesday she wanted a controversial report on Israel's 2008-09 Gaza offensive to "disappear" but did not think it could be amended even though its author now says he may have been wrong.

Israel has urged the United Nations to cancel the 2009 report to the U.N. Human Rights Council by South African jurist Richard Goldstone that said both Israel and the Islamist group Hamas were guilty of war crimes in the Gaza conflict.

Last week, Goldstone wrote in the Washington Post that Israeli investigations of the Gaza conflict indicated civilians had not been intentionally targeted. He said his report, published about nine months after the conflict, would have been different had he known this while writing it.

"I'm not sure it can be amended," Rice told a congressional hearing. "What we want to see is for it to disappear and no longer be a subject of discussion and debate in the Human Rights Council or the General Assembly or beyond."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/06/us-usa-israel...
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:18 PM
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1. 'We don't like it, make it go away................
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:26 PM
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2. At least she admits they prefer it to "disappear." n/t
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:39 PM
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3. I believe that has been the Obama administration's position on this all along
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 06:39 PM by oberliner
They have been quite leery of these proceedings from the outset.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:42 PM
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4. I'm well aware of that. I was speaking to her candor regarding the word choice. n/t
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