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Courtesy of C-SPAN and care of Paper Dynamite Online, I present to you the truth: Michael Ignatieff Does Not Support Torture. It's been said many times in many ways, but in this C-SPAN interview about his book The Lesser Evil, Ignatieff gracefully and eloquently sets the record straight. It's a great interview, and he is certainly good at defending his point of view. It also has implications for his skills as a politician: not only is he good at defending his views, he is also good at defending himself against vile, ugly smears and attacks by the right-wing assholes (watch the interview, you'll see what I mean) who call in to attack him personally. Perhaps this can alleviate the concerns of the anti-Iggy crowd who have - either through ignorance or through malice - been spreading false rumours about his support for torture. I think you'll find that, in his own words, he is quite emphatically against it. Don't believe me? Watch the interview for yourself. He's not only against it, he takes shit from the right-wing about it. What more do we need?
Just a warning, it is about 45 minutes long.
(Posted at BlueGrit)