Ignatieff on Israel:
"Canada has to support the right of a democratic country to defend itself."
"Israel has been attacked from Gaza, not just last year, but for almost 10 years"
"They [Israel] evacuated from Gaza so there is no occupation in Gaza."
Good job, Iggy. Now we know who you are. You're the same guy who supported the invasion of Iraq and recanted only because of the "inexcusable cost". Not the immorality, not the lack of W.M.D or Al Qaeda connections, not the torture. No, it was just that the invasion was incompetently fought.
We had hoped that you had learnt your lesson. But no.
Israel, while not physically occupying Gaza, completely surrounded it and has systematically starved its occupants since they decided to change away from their corrupt Fatah government. The starvation became so bad that, inevitably, the fundamentalists and terrorists found enough anger to begin firing rockets in to Israel.
But Iggy says that there's no occupation. How clever of him.
"Hamas is to blame for organizing and instigating these rocket attacks and then for sheltering among civilian populations."
That makes sense. 1.5 million people crammed in to that tiny space. It would make more sense to say that Israel has pushed Hamas in to the human shields and then fired at random in to the mob.
Ignatieff said Canada must do whatever it can to get humanitarian and medical relief into Gaza when there is a ceasefire, but rocket attacks on Israel by Hamas must stop first.
Yep, that makes sense. Let all of the civilians in the area die because of a small fraction of them.
At least now we know who you are. You're the same Iraq-war supporting, American hard liner we thought you were when we first met you. You're the wrong leader for the Liberal party and the wrong leader for Canada. You and your part will never have my vote.
He ends, stupidly enough, with this quote:
"Canada should also continue to work towards a lasting solution to the conflict, he said."
What a fool. The only way we'll ever have a lasting solution is by forcing both sides to admit that they've been a pack of violent, childish jerks to each other.