For Michael Ignatieff, for today at least, it is the UN if necessary, but not necessarily the UN.
Does Michael Ignatieff want to give away our sovereignty by letting the UN dictate where and when Canada's armed forces may be used?
As usual it is hard to tell because one day Ignatifeff says one thing and the next day it is something else entirely.
Yesterday Michael Ignatieff said the following in the French language debate: “The Canadian army must never be used outside the country without the authorization of the UN,” but today he seems to be backpedaling somewhat.
He wants us to trust him to be our PM, but honestly how can we when his positions seem to shift around depending on what day it is. Take the following quote as an example: “Well, the UN screwed up in Rwanda, it screwed up in Bosnia — it screws up most of the time,” Ignatieff is quoted as saying in a Maclean’s magazine article in June, 2003. “The United Nations is a messy, wasteful, log-rolling organization.” (must have been a Tuesday) But we are now to forget that he ever spoke those words and let that same messy, wasteful, log rolling organization that screws up most of the time, decide when and where our armed forces be used.
Does anyone really know what this guy honestly believes or where he stands?
Michael Ignatieff: "Politics is theatre. It is part of the job to pretend to have emotions that you do not actually feel."