This is rich, this is really rich:
Judge Richard Goldstone Goldstone told Haaretz Thursday that President Shimon Peres’ remarks criticizing him were “specious and ill-befitting the head of State of Israel.”
Peres was quoted Wednesday as calling Goldstone “a small man, devoid of any sense of justice, a technocrat with no real understanding of jurisprudence,” who was “on a one-sided mission to hurt Israel.”
Shimon Peres, the senile octogenarian (I have nothing against octogenarians, just this particular one) moral midget dares call Justice Goldstone “a small man.” If Peres had half the heart and stature of Richard Goldstone he might’ve actually solved the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when he had a chance. Instead he dithered, enjoying hearing the sound of his own voice and the adulation of crowds (mostly in the Diaspora since, until the previous president messed up by not keeping his pants on, Peres couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Israel).
And let’s not forget the racist crap he spewed at Amir Peretz, who beat him in the primary election for Labor party chief a few years ago. And the fact that he took a powder from Labor afterwards, joining the highly principled ranks of Kadima, because he was in such a snit.
Peres is the Israeli godfather sitting in his chair waiting for his adoring fans to come kiss his ring and ask for favors. Small man indeed.