Federal Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is smarter than us. He knows better and was educated at Harvard. When he tells us that the F35 Joint Strike Fighter is a Harper boondoggle, who are we to argue. Stephen Harper made sitting Prime Minister Jean Chretien (a Liberal so that we are clear) sign on with the Concept Demonstration phase back in 1997. It was Stephen Harper who made Jean Chretien agree in 2001 that the X35 was the winner of the competitive process for the Joint Strike Fighter. It was Stephen Harper who made the Liberal Chretien/Martin governments help fund JSF development from 1997 to 2006. That’s 10 years that Stephen Harper made the Liberals work on and chose the JSF. Ignatieff is so much smarter than us, he can see who pulled the strings of two Liberal governments… Stephen Harper.