Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Ignatieff on Lebanon

I suppose it's glad he came out and said something, but this isn't going to help his campaign:
Ignatieff said it would have been too early to push for a ceasefire last week because "it was very important for Israel to send Hezbollah a very clear message" that kidnapping soldiers and firing rockets on Israel will not be tolerated.

"A ceasefire on the Israeli side becomes logical for Israel when it has achieved its military objectives and when it reaches the point of diminishing returns, and that is the point we've reached now," he explained.
Frankly, if I were Ignatieff, I'd be trying my hardest to differentiate myself from George W. Bush's foreign policies at this point. Ignatieff has, fairly or not, got a huge problem on his hands when it comes to his association with Bush's wars.

That Ignatieff apparently started thinking it was time for a cease-fire at exactly the same moment that Condoleeza Rice did is going to be difficult to explain.

1 comment:

Peace said...

"Qana was, frankly, inevitable, in a situation in which you have rocket-launchers within 100 yards of a civilian population. This is the nature of the war that's going on.

This is the kind of dirty war you're in when you have to do this and I'm not losing sleep about that."

Not from an Israeli General, but words of a former Human Rights director.

Kinda makes you wonder what goes on at the Carr Center and how much weight it actually carries.