International law prof Julien Ku directed me to yet another critique of the Goldstone Commission, this one by Wachtell partner Trevor Norwitz (for what few non-law school friends I have left in the world, Wachtell is one of the most prestigious law firms in the world, bar none).
Maybe I've gotten my fix after the Halbertal piece, but, even though I found the criticism technically quite sound, it just didn't drive me that much. I did appreciate that the author both resisted the temptation to personally demonize Goldstone, while at the same time not let him off the hook for some severely problematic assumptions and extensions that, ultimately, lie on his head. (I hope I reached a similar balance).
Mr. Norwitz, like Professor Halbertal, like myself, have adopted a pretty robust consensus position that says Israel should investigate all credible allegations of war crimes and other improper activity, regardless of the problems in the Goldstone Commission. I wish that this position was being forwarded more aggressively in the court of public opinion, but it seems to have the advantage of being agreed to be everyone and the disadvantage of being implemented by no one.