Some intersting assertions:
The Israeli assault on Gaza shouldn't have come as a surprise.
There had been wide speculation that in the dying days of the Bush administration, either Iranian nuclear facilities would be bombed by U.S./Israel, or the Gaza Strip attacked, with American backing.
Not only did the White House give the green light – no surprise – but Ehud Olmert is boasting that he telephoned George W. Bush to order Condoleezza Rice to abstain from voting on the Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire and an Israeli withdrawal.
"She was left shamed – a resolution that she prepared and arranged and in the end didn't vote for," Olmert said Monday.
The Israeli-U.S.-Canadian axis is at odds with the United Nations and much of the world where there's near universal condemnation of Israel.
As during the 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, which Stephen Harper famously described as "a measured response," his government is flying in the face of facts.
Peter Kent's was only the most egregious example, parroting the Israeli spin on the bombing of a school that killed 43, a version that has since been doubted.
Now Michael Ignatieff is parroting Harper. An ostensible lifelong advocate of human rights, he is defending what human rights groups are condemning as possible war crimes.
Given the disparity between the Harper-Ignatieff position and Canadian public sentiment, we face a growing democratic deficit.
As I said: For Christ sake Michael! Say Something!!!