'There were other ways,' Part II
No one looks like an angel in this NYT account
of the Israeli raid on the blockade-running ship. The Turks could have and should have stopped the flotila. The Israelis could have and should have found another non-military option to counter a propaganda ploy. The leading "peace activists" could and should have known some among them were itching for a fight. ... But the bottom line remains: Israel botched this one. Big time. What did it gain? Nothing.