12 October 2010

Maybe Michael Ignatieff...

...should be campaigning to head up the European Union...

"I would say a big deciding factor was the fact that Canada's bid did not have unity because we had Mr. Ignatieff questioning and opposing Canada's bid," Dimitri Soudas, Harper's communications director, said in an interview."

"It's a long-standing policy that outside of our borders, we all present a united front and in this case Mr. Ignatieff chose to oppose Canada. . . Once again it shows that Mr. Ignatieff, quite frankly, does not view these issues through the prism of what's best for Canada. He views them through the prism of what's best for him."
Now, to be fair, we should actually let Iggy have a say here...
"This is a government that for four years has basically ignored the United Nations and now is suddenly showing up saying, 'Hey, put us on the council,'" Ignatieff said following a Liberal caucus meeting last month.
WTF... we ignored the United Nations?!?!


That's what you're saying to the friends and families of all our soldiers who served and... more to the point... died in Afghanistan?
"Don't mistake me. I know how important it is for Canada to get a seat on the Security Council, but Canadians have to ask a tough question: Has this government earned that place? We're not convinced it has."
Maybe Professor Egghead should pack his bags and spend another three decades in someone else's country.

He's obviously forgotten how to be a Canadian.


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“Ignatieff referred to opponent attacks on his time living outside of Canada as provincialism. ‘They say it makes me less of a Canadian. It makes me more of a Canadian.’”

Wait, wait … stop the speech, sir. You are more Canadian than whom, pray tell? The crowd you were speaking to? The Prime Minister? Exactly how much of the Canadian population gets pushed to second-class citizenship in your new elitist concept of super-Canadiandom?
Because, on Planet Iggy... some animals are more equal than others.


LAST WORD: Looks like Iggy's in good company...
The loss should cheer the Canadian Arab Federation, which argued that Canada didn’t deserve the seat, period. Why? It would lead to more imperial wars and Israeli aggression.


jwkozak91 said...

Actually Neo, I think our failure to get to "the big boy's table" has more to do with the power and influence of the Organization of the Islamic Conference bloc at the UN - which decides what dhimmi Western Europe does as well - and our courageous support for Israel, than anything Iggy could say or do - jus' sayin'.

Neo Conservative said...

how about, the next time europe comes cryin' for us to save their cowardly, obsequious, wine-sippin' derrieres... we just say no.

maybe paris and brussels and berlin can figure it all out on their own for a change.


Anonymous said...

Wow, you are saying, Mr. Ignatieff has more power than PM Stephen Harper?

Don't you think you gave him to much credit for losing the seat on the "big boy's table"?

Neo Conservative said...

of course, nonny... the leader of the opposition... in a minority-government parliament... totally impotent.

maybe you should just go back to watching 'desperate housewives'... and leave the politics to people who care enough to actually know something.


oxygentax said...

It's simple math...

Canada backs Israel on most things. This annoys the Islamic bloc of 50(ish) countries. All Canada needs is for 10-15 other tinpot dictatorships or self-interested countries to vote for someone else and their bid is done. We can bet that Portugal voted for themselves in the last round, as did (I'm sure) the rest of the EU countries who wanted more power on the council. That makes more than enough to torpedo Canada's bid. Really has nothing to do with what Iggy said and everything to do with certain blocs accumulating more and more power in the corrupt EU.

I'm with Neo - next time someone comes a callin' for help I think Canada's within it's right to say "get bent".

Neo Conservative said...

fwiw... my little friend "nonny" is going absolutely apeshit about this one.

apparently, the united nations, along with beastiality, is a really big part of his life.

thank goodness for comment moderation.


Anonymous said...

nonny's breakdown aside...
I think Iggy is probably beside himself with faux pride,(he really doesn't deserve credit for this) when the real reason Canada lost this is Canada's backbone. The truth is trickling out (should have been the first thing out of Cannon's mouth!) that the UN doesn't appreciate Canada's foreign policy wrt Israel.