Is there nothing, really nothing at all, that Israel's government and its armed forces could do that would not find defenders and apologists?
I've been wondering about that for years, and here we are again with another, even lower, low.
Most amusing comment on the IDF's storming of the Flotilla in international waters so far: our delightful Tory Foreign Secretary Willian Hague has called for "an independent inquiry."
Fine [well, in politician terms fine - ie not very, especially when we remember how effective the last independent inquiry, into the attack on Gaza, was: results sat on for months and when finally released the Israelis suddenly discover that the internationally respected judge who chaired it was a war criminal who has no right to say anything about Israel ever to anyone... you can read some stuff about it here, if you must:
Back to the Foreign Secretary - that is fine, right up until you read the last two words of Hague's sentence....
Thats "an independent inquiry by Israel."
On the other hand, an "independent inquiry by Israel" has a slightly lower chance of having its head smeared after the results come out and are found to be mildly critical.