"one does not need to engage in legal posturing." I rest my case - no interest in actually applying any legal standard to the actions. Am I saddened and disgusted that civilians die - of course I am. But to discuss war "crimes" without applying the "law" is like running the Romney campaign. "We won't be dictated to by fact-checkers."
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.
Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich