Here's the problem. Israel has already responded to those rocket attacks, one assumes proportionately. They've been retaliating to Hamas rocket attacks throughout the entire 5-8 yr history of them. Now if Israel has already responded to the rocket attacks with proportionate force, which they have done, then by Cole & his tame lawyers logic Israel can't even (legally) retaliate or attack at all. Have I missed something or are these legal buffs with big letters after their names just showing themselves up as buffoons?Yup. 8 years of proportionality, and nary once a pat on the back from Juan Cole for our being so nice.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
A Thought on Proportionality
A fellow called Gavin left a comment here, and it includes something I admit to not having thought of, though it's quite obvious once he said it: