In a written statement, Michael Ignatieff responds to Stephen Harper’s comments.
“Stephen Harper’s comments are beneath the office of Canada’s prime minister.
“To use an audience of active Canadian service men and women serving abroad as a prop for political attacks is bad enough. To try to hide behind the brave men and women in uniform for his own government’s handling of the Afghan detainee scandal is even worse.
“Mr. Harper’s performance today only underlines the need for a full public inquiry into his government’s handling and apparent cover up of the detainee issue.”