Wells on the Responsibility to Protect

Last Tuesday’s episode of Politics featured Barb Byers on changes to (Un)Employment Insurance and Michael Ignatieff on the humanitarian crisis in Burma. I naturally agree with Byers, but get nervous whenever Ignatieff starts talking tough about the Responsibility to ProtectTM, the doctrine that he invoked to promote the invasion of Iraq.

Ignatieff did not really answer Don Newman’s question about what Canada should do if the Burmese government simply refuses outside assistance. I think that Paul Wells’ post on the subject is not only quite witty, but also painfully accurate.

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