Harper's fate tied up with Karzai's
With a federal election increasingly likely, Tuesday's confirmation of widespread fraud in the Afghanistan presidential election from a United Nations-backed election monitoring team is politically dangerous news for the Conservative Prime Minister, putting at even greater risk the Conservatives' embattled redoubt in Quebec and handing the NDP fresh ammunition in battleground ridings, especially in British Columbia.
Is this guy for real??? Election fraud in Afghanistan reflects on our PM? Did he get into the poppy fields?
The Afghan President is, after all, the Canadian Prime Minister's guy. The Conservative government has backed the Karzai administration despite widespread allegations that the regime is a corrupt kleptocracy, funnelling vast sums of aid and local revenues to friends and relations while sustaining unsavoury former warlords neck-deep in the drug trade.
Oh, I get it, the left can't bash Bush anymore, and they love socialist Obama, so that leaves, Karzai. They wouldn't dare condemn China, Cuba or dare I say Saudi Arabia, for their human rights crimes, that's just not the "in" thing to do. This "journalist" should be on some NDP blogroll, not published in a national paper, but that's your lefty press, which is on CO2. Anyways, let's go with that support for war thingy.
Maybe the Globe and Mail should look at this video of Iggy and ask questions about how he talked about torture if necessary but not necessarily torture.
I was reading comments on the Globe and Mail when someone (I can't find that comment again) gave a link to a video from back in 2004, with Charlie Rose. My challenge to you, is to count all the times Iggy said "we", referring to himself and other Americans.
A Conversation with Michael Ignatieff
20 Minutes, of Iggy uncut and raw!
There is so much there, it needs to be broken down, maybe by fellow bloggers.