Ackerman: Goldstone Standard Could be Trouble for U.S.

Here’s Rep. Gary Ackerman yesterday in Manhattan saying there could be serious problems if the finding in the U.N.’s Goldstone Report, which is critical of Israel’s response to violent activities in Gaza, is used as a standard to compare other countries.

Like ours.

He was speaking at a congressional breakfast hosted by two pro-Israel organizations, the JCRC & UJA.

At the 3:47 mark, Ackerman, who said the report was seriously flawed, said:

“I would contend that on any given month during the war in Iraq and the war in Afgahnistan and Pakistan, in one month probably more innocent civilians are killed by American troops -  unintended consequences – than in the whole Gaza incursion.

“And if the international community thinks that they can condemn Israel and accuse it of war crimes, based on the Goldstone Report, which is intended to delegitimize the very existence of the state of Israel, than it’s not just Israeli soldiers and Israeli officials, but the very president of the United States or any American soldier, if they decide to apply those same standards to us or anybody else, that’s in danger of being arrested, locked up, and put on trial in the Hague, for the same thing Israel is being accused of right now.”