which quoted Conservative Nova Scotian MP Gerald Keddy as saying he thought that unemployed Haligonians were lazy bastards. Then he tried to slime his way out of it but, but and but.
Still, your comment is a bit perplexing. Senior management at Team Red has said some things that were controversial, laid out below they are, but this is like comparing apples and refrigerators.
George Mason said...
ON WHEN TORTURE ISN'T EVIL
"...in a situation of extreme necessity, the possibility, even a slight possibility, that it [torture] may reveal some life saving result would almost certainly overwhelm any consideration that it is evil." - Michael Ignatieff, The Gifford Lectures, University of Edinburgh, January 2003
ON HOW DEMOCRACIES SHOULD JUSTIFY TORTURE
"The use of coercive force in a liberal democracy...is regarded as a lesser evil. This particular view of democracy does not prohibit emergency suspensions of rights in times of terror. But it imposes an obligation on government to justify such measures publicly, to submit them to judicial review, and to circumscribe them with sunset clauses so that they do not become permanent." - Michael Ignatieff, The Lesser Evil: Political ethics in an age of terror, Princeton University Press, 2004
"To justify violence, he must have really given it serious thought. Otherwise, that's very dangerous. What guarantee would there be that he wouldn't change his mind again?" - Terrorism and counter-terrorism scholar Dr. Janine Krieber, Facebook message as reprinted in Toronto Star, 21 November 2009
November 24, 2009 4:30 PM