Our first preference was a direct debate with the leader of the coalition, Mr. Ignatieff insisted that his first preference was to have his coalition partners there at the debate
“We’re not interested in multiple debates. We were interested in one debate. Our first preference was clear, if Mr. Ignatieff wanted that debate he could have chosen that debate, but he didn’t. We’re going to spend the rest of our time campaigning across the country.
Stephen Harper in Halifax regarding whether or not the debates would occur.
"Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy."
— Aristotle (via prometheanreach)
"They didn’t do anything about Darfur. They didn’t do anything about Zimbabwe. There are all kinds of problems that have risen … under the protocol of the right to protect for the international community, led by the UN, authorized by the UN, to intervene. It hasn’t happened. It’s not going to happen this time around. Because all it takes (on the Security Council) is one veto of the five. Of the five permanent members, one guy [says] no, or nyet, and the whole thing falls flat .…"
— Retired Canadian Maj.-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie, interviewed on CBC’s Power & Politics with Evan Solomon talks about what the United Nations can and cannot do in Libya