I see that Allen Dershowitz new column on Huffington Post is entitled "Hezbollah's Triumph: Israeli Rockets Hits Lebanese Children".
I wonder if Dershowitz has any conception of the phrase "blaming the victim", because that's what he's doing and it's obscene in the extreme, to say that the death of the children in Qana is essentially the Lebanese' fault and not that of Israel. I seriously doubt that Hezbollah wanted Israel to attack Qana and kill children for the propaganda value. This level of crass non-caring brings us closer to the justifications for doing whatever the hell we want to Iraqis in retaliation for 9/11. This literally is the same argument that right wing people use to justify doing anything in the war in terror. We're not responsable for anything, it's all the terrorists who provoke violence against themselves for the propaganda value.
Dershowitz is a vile useful idiot for Israel. Useful idiot because at least the Israelis are pretty honest about why they're doing what they're doing to the Lebanese; instead of issuing complex sophistical defenses for what they do they offer terse compensation like "We'll investgate it", or "we're sorry that the children died", which anyone with a brain cell knows are transparently false and instead are just the minimum necessary to keep up some sort of decorum as a minimally rational state.
Israel is honest: they believe in violence and believe in inflicting violence on Lebanon in retaliation for Hezbollah's attacks. Dershowitz isn't. He shucks and jives with his legalisms while Lebanon burns. And if he does he's a bigger useful idiot than I ever suspected.