14 April 2011

Need an actual answer to a question?

Then maybe you'd best not ask an expatriate academic... FLIP, FLIP, FLIP...

During the French-language leaders’ debate, the Liberal chief was adamant that he’d let the United Nations Security Council make the ultimate call on whether to send Canadian troops abroad.

“The Canadian army must NEVER be used outside the country without the authorization of the UN,” Ignatieff told his debate partners.
...but just wait a day and... FLOP...
Then he dialed back his debate rhetoric and admitted there could be exceptions.

“Well, the UN screwed up in Rwanda, it screwed up in Bosnia — it screws up most of the time,” Ignatieff is quoted as saying in a Maclean’s magazine article in June, 2003. “The United Nations is a messy, wasteful, log-rolling organization.”
Say what you will about Michael Ignatieff... he's flexible...
"It was right for me to support the Iraq war when I was an academic, because academics live in outer space on Planet Zinfandel, and play with ideas all day."

"But now, as a politician in a country that opposed the war, I'll admit I screwed up, because politicians must deign to harness the wild mares of whimsy to the ox-cart of cold, calculated reality."
Or, hells bells... maybe you could ask a "community advisor"...
"Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America," he said, supposedly pitting "children with autism or Down's syndrome" against "every millionaire and billionaire in our society."
Of course, Barry... it's just that simple.


7 comments:

James Higham said...

“The Canadian army must NEVER be used outside the country without the authorization of the UN,” Ignatieff told his debate partners.

He genuinely said that? Effing reds.

Anonymous said...

Bluddy ponce. Mares (of whimsy, or fantasy) do not pull ox-carts.

And if the U.N. is as shitty as he describes all with such proud Librano help & invovlement for the past fifty years, how, and why can he daily bitch & moan about how "that guy LOST a seat at the U.N.?"

If you were to axe me, I'd be inclined to award that guy a medal for extricating Canada from that den of vipers.

Anyhow, I hope that the serfs at the Coun's French Chateau have a better handle on husbandry than the Let's Pretend Dancin' Perfesser.


TangoJuliette

Anonymous said...

Given the current make-up of the security council, its conceivable that the council could demand Canadian Forces be used to act against a friendly country that is despised by the third-world members. Imagine Canadian Forces being told to blockade the US, or invade Israel etc.

climatecriminalandproudofit said...

ofcourse Iggys comment is idiotic but it plays well to the left wing buffoons who he's trying to win over; how can a guy win an election when he constantly maligns and alienates anyone with any hint of a conservative leaning everytime he opens his mouth?

Neo Conservative said...

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never mind ignatieff's 8 billion dollars plus in election bribery promises.

sounds like iggy would be happy to follow in the footsteps of his free-wheelin', big spendin' bff, barry.

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The Grey Lady said...

Forget Harvard after he leaves Canada, he's circ de soliel material these days....

Neo Conservative said...

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like his milque-toast predecessor... iggy's greatest accomplishment thus far... appears to be making teflon jean chretien look good.

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