New Internationalist

Foot-in-mouth disease

October 2006

Remember Michael Ignatieff, who made it as an NI Worldbeater back in December last year? The erstwhile human rights campaigner who takes great pride in being a ‘tough-minded’ liberal has stuck his foot in it again. When asked what he thought of civilian casualties in Lebanon, the shoot-from-the-lip cowboy said he ‘wasn’t losing any sleep over them’. Even the best damage controllers had trouble papering over such a comment. Hopefully, Liberal delegates to the leadership convention of Canada’s most successful political party in November this year won’t lose any sleep in voting against another Canadian version of Bush-lite.

This column was published in the October 2006 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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