My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

What's with Ignatieff???

Now, he says Israel has committed war crimes.
Michael Ignatieff, the front-runner in the race for the federal Liberal leadership, has accused Israel of committing "a war crime" during its conflict with Hezbollah last summer.

In an interview on a widely watched Quebec talk show, Mr. Ignatieff apologized for comments in August when he told a newspaper he was "not losing sleep" over an Israeli bombing that killed dozens of civilians in the Lebanese village of Qana.

"It was a mistake. I showed a lack of compassion. It was a mistake and when you make a mistake like that, you have to admit it," he told the French-language Radio-Canada program Tout le monde en parle.

"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."
Is Ignatieff reading the tea leaves? Do Liberals now have to be anti-Israel? And, look who he is making happy!
Mohamed Elmasry, president of the Canadian Islamic Congress, said he was heartened by Mr. Ignatieff's use of the term "war crime" to describe Israel's actions. Last month Mr. Elmasry wrote an essay urging Liberals to choose anyone but Mr. Ignatieff as their leader. "He's taking the time to find out the facts, and, based on that, he's correcting his position. We appreciate that stand coming from him," he said yesterday.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine if Stephen Harper had said that.

The Libs get away with more.

I hope he has cooked his goose though!

11:08 AM  
Blogger Neo Conservative said...

Iggy's already raised the ire of his erstwhile fellow liberals...

"Another former Liberal cabinet minister, Lloyd Axworthy, has crawled out from the dark, damp basement of obscurity to gorge on the flesh of a Liberal leadership candidate."

Now, it appears he's determined to alienate the Jewish community.

He's, well, uh... 'blowing himself up publicly'.

No wonder the Canadian Islamic Congress is getting excited.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody hates da MON' ya know da man that has all de money and power...

but Iggy ya betrays yer ancestors mon ya is one of da cult and ya can't do that even if it is for power.. doncha know that?

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's talking out of both sides of his a$$ - so obviously he's the next leader of the Liberal Party of Toronto.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anne said...

Ignatieff is taking Carolyn Parrish's cue - no politician in Canada could be more anti-Semetic than she is. Having said that, Iggy was probably gaging his Quebecois audience rightly, it saddens me to say...Anyone else agree?

9:04 PM  
Blogger Suricou Raven said...

Israel did commit a few things that can be considered war crimes. Just because they are prefable to the other countries in the area doesn't make them perfect. They are not religious fanatics bent on world domination, but there is still room for improvement.
- stoping the use of cluster bombs would be a good idea.

5:01 AM  

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