US President Barack Obama speaks at the ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol during the 57th presidential inauguration—AP

US President Barack Obama speaks at the ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol during the 57th presidential inauguration—AP

US President Barack Obama speaks at the ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol during the 57th presidential inauguration—AP

There is no shortage of just causes in the world, filled as it is with rising inequity, conflict and brutality. Yet, some causes seem more equal than others. The current one is the Israeli invasion of Gaza.

The Israeli assault on Gaza is horrific in its ferocity and far exceeds the limits of justifiable and even acceptable retribution.