The Mound of Sound:
The clips show another Ignatieff altogether. That Iggy wouldn't have championed the conquest of Iraq, wouldn't have endorsed "enhanced interrogation" or tied the Liberal Party to Israel over Gaza. Had Trudeau seen today's Iggy he wouldn't have given him the time of day, much less an interview.TMOS has brought up a very good point. I have been reading up on Mr. Ignatieff, his musings on human rights and his stand on Iraq and the subsequent recanting of this.
Despite all his faults, Pierre Trudeau had convictions and integrity, essential qualities in a Liberal leader which Ignatieff has abandoned in favour of personal ambition and expediency.
Was his earlier work on group and individual rights a sham? Was he truly a disciple of Isaiah Berlin? Perhaps he, like many others, was deluded by the way the Bush regime manipulated the agenda in the aftermath of 9/11. Maybe this gullibility should invalidate him from high office. Trudeau made a mistake on the War Measures Act. Did this make him a bad Prime Minsiter in the final analysis? Is the humourous nature of the universe going to assert itself by having history label Chretien as the one who was right on the Iraq file? At this date I must confess that I really don't know.
I haven't gotten to "The Lesser Evil" yet but the reviews I have read indicate that the views expressed therin are worrisome. As are Wikipedia accounts as to what he considers to be torture. I suppose Mr. Ignatieff would label me as a human rights perfectionist because I can't condone what he is purported to support as interrogation techniques.
I would like nothing more than to believe that Mr. Ignatieff was going to the lead the Liberals into office as the manifestation of a human rights champion. But as his recent stance on Gaza indicates, he will need to be watched closely
An idle question. When did TMOS change the name of his blog? I must have missed it while I was on the blogrogation.Recommend this Post