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On issues of war and terrorism, Michael Ignatieff has exhibited extremely poor judgment. Between 2003 and 2005, he was a leading academic supporter of various aspects of the 'war on terror,' including the invasion of Iraq and some forms of coercive interrogation, such as sensory deprivation. He rationalised these moral abominations as "lesser evils." This is well documented in my master's thesis on the subject, available as a PDF here:
Rights and Lesser Evils in the 'War on Terror'