Sheesh, do Canadian conservative “men” have, like, only one set of balls between them all?
A former adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper is backing down from calls he made for the assassination of WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange.
“I regret that I made a glib comment about a serious subject,” Mr. Flanagan, an author and political science professor at the University of Calgary…
Mr. Flanagan made his comments on CBC’s Power and Politics show Tuesday evening. In a discussion about the significance of the leaks, Mr. Flanagan said: “I think Assange should be assassinated, actually. I think Obama should put out a contract or maybe use a drone or something.”
Host Evan Solomon noted that his guest’s remarks were “pretty harsh.”
Noting that some of the diplomatic cables released is “not stuff that should be out,” Mr. Flanagan replied: “Well, I’m feeling very manly today. … I wouldn’t feel unhappy if Assange disappeared.”
His comments are now attracting international headlines.