Friday, December 19, 2008

Michael Ignatieff: A Liberal Idealist With Neo-Conservative Impulses?

It being a slow news day, I have nothing to offer but this article on Iggy's foreign policy from Embassy Magazine. It offers nothing in the way of new information, but does go some way to explaining why many within the Liberal party view Ignatieff with discomfort.

Incidentally, of all the reasons to criticize Iggy's support the invasion of Iraq, one that doesn't get alot of play is the fact that he had already seen several years of things going wrong in Afghanistan and Kosovo. Empire Lite is an extended bitch against the same kind of mismanagement (nation building "on the cheap", he calls it) that has afflicted the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

One might argue that: fool me once, shame on you; fool me thrice, shame on me.

(Although as fodder for attack ads I think this stuff is mostly water lone gone under the bridge. I suspect now the line of attack will be his "installation" as Lib Leader, which won't work, and his status as an "intellectual", which might cut a little more sharply.)


susansmith said...

How many degrees of separation are between Iggy and Harper? Enough said.
He is the new liberal Messiah, being gift wrapped as a liberal idealist - whatever that evokes in the imagination of misrepresentation.
Some child, after seeing his picture in the paper said, "he looks like the Grinch who stole Christmas." Out of the mouth of babes ~ enough said.

RuralSandi said...

C'mon - JanfromtheBruce - you know darn well that some child was in an article by the extreme right wing and idiotic Sun writer Lisa Corbella (this woman has a real problem with facts).

Nice try though in your ever, neverending attack on Liberals.

C'mon - look at your guy Layton - want to buy a used car from that guy?

LeDaro said...

Iggy's views on foreign affairs are worrisome –a strong supporter of Iraq war and imperialistic views. Time will tell how he evolves as a leader.

Ti-Guy said...

Moonbat Jan's the type of person who's always dissuaded me from voting NDP.

Imagine her at a policy convention? I don't think she shuts up easily.

Ti-Guy said...

Gawd, I hate blogs.

bigcitylib said...

Actually, it doesn't seem to meet the requirements of Section 13. In any case, I will be publishing a short statement by the Imam either later today or tomorrow