09 October 2006

Rex on Iggy

UPDATE: 12 Oct 2006 - Prime Minister Harper wants to know...
“In the summer, he said he didn't lose any particular sleep over the event. Yesterday he said it was a war crime, and today his spokesperson is saying that's not quite what he meant, it was slightly more nuanced. Our position has always been that was a terrible tragedy,” Mr. Harper said in Vancouver.

Is Michael Ignatieff really the last, great hope for the Liberal Party this time around? Doesn't that seem like a bit of a reach?
There's nothing wrong with living 30 years out of the country, but it is surely turning that consideration on its head to say it's a qualification for leading it.
UPDATE: 11 Oct 2006 Iggy gets jiggy with Islam
“I was a professor of human rights and I am also a professor of the laws of war and what happened in Qana was a war crime and I should have said that. That’s clear,” he told the popular Radio-Canada program, Tout le monde en parle.
And loses the support of his Toronto Campaign Co-Chair, MP Susan Kadis, as well as MP Keith Martin.
“Michael is an intelligent person and I would think that he would have a better handle on the Middle East given his years of experience on human rights and international law,” Kadis said in a written statement.

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