That's right - our dear debutante Liberal Leader is a bonafide badass. And I think we should run with it.
Stephen Harper can't claim he's fired an AK-47 with Kurd tribesmen, been watched by the RCMP as a possible subversive radical Communist-influenced youth, or been in the middle of a war zone or two. Ivory tower? Screw that, Michael Ignatieff is storming yo' towers. And he's coming for you. Rambo-style.
Really though, if you followed Iggy's career, he's had quite an interesting life, going places and being put into situations that many of us wouldn't even dream of putting ourselves in. With such a wealth of experience, it makes these attack ads even more incredulous; he's served not only this country, but all of our society by going into these areas to get right down to the heart of the issue. Be it the moral and societal consequences of the modern warfare we've seen play out first in the Gulf, then in Kosovo, which he documents so well in his book Virtual War, or the implications, both ethical and strategic, of ever-increasing bouts of local nationalism he went over in Blood and Belonging, or questioning the idea of modern nation building, the origin, structure, and weight of human rights, and many other subjects - he's done his fair share of enriching our lives and our philosophy. To be torn down for it in this petty political playground that Harper's created, it's just a real shame. He deserves a lot more respect than that.