Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hollow (?) Michael Ignatieff


The Hollow Man

ht: Bourque

3. He hasn't told us why he wants to be PM. Maybe he doesn't know. Where there is no vision, the people perish, the Scriptures tell us. Why exactly does Iggy want to be PM? Does he in fact want to be PM? Where's the fire in the belly? And where's the vision, what kind of country does he want Canada to be in 2020? Or next year? I wish I could put it better than Globe editorial writer Adam Radwanski in a recent blog post: "Time after time, [Iggy] articulately ties himself into knots trying to get around the fact that he has very little to say."

Which figures, because after spending most of his adult life in Britain and the U.S., Ignatieff simply does not know this country. And he's a political naif, time and again easily outfoxed. And we know little of Ignatieff, save for his scribblings in New York Times Magazine cover stories earlier this decade exhorting the West to join George W. Bush in his feckless invasion of Iraq. And Iggy's skirmishes with fellow Brit intellectuals over his apparent endorsement of torture of detainees. The then director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights giving liberal intellectual cover to an odious Bush regime. Here's Ignatieff in the NYT in May 2, 2004, long after the Iraq invasion he championed had become an obvious fiasco:

"To defeat evil, we may have to traffic in evils: indefinite detention of suspects, coercive interrogations, targeted assassinations, even pre-emptive war. These are evils because each strays from national and international law and because they kill people or deprive them of freedom without due process. They can be justified only because they prevent the greater evil. The question is not whether we should be trafficking in lesser evils but whether we can keep lesser evils under the control of free institutions."


Michael Ignatieff: International Man of Mystery

Below: Dick Cheney. Wears a hat too. No mystery about him, though. We know where he stands.


No wonder Iggy didn't want to have to have a leadership race. Quick coronation obviously kept his hidden agenda under wraps!

If the Liberal members knew that Iggy believes in fighting evil...

He wouldn't be their leader. Liberals want to appease evil. Like Obama does.

Congratulations, Liberals, you've got your very own "Canadian" Dick Cheney for a leader!

Might as well vote for Jack Layton and the Nudies, you Liberals without a home!