Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Security Seat Lost

Canada did not get the UN Security Council seat. We withdrew from the race after failing to get the required votes in the second round. As planned, Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon blamed Ignatieff for the loss. But Robert Silver says it's Harper's loss. Since he made this a priority, and now Canada didn't get a seat, Conservatives are starting to claim that the UN is corrupt as they have always. This is going to reflect badly on the government.
If any Canadian woke up this morning still under the mistaken impression that Stephen Harper is some kind of political strategic genius, surely to God the results of the UN Security Council vote has put that once trendy canard to rest once and for all.
Read more at the Globe and Mail.
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