Finger pointing time at the UN corral

Today by all accounts should have been Canada’s day, with the UN vote to add rotating non-permanent members to the 15 member Security Council roundtable destined to once again bring Canada’s delegates into the inner circle.

But it seems that a funny thing happened on the way to the vote, Canada’s support began to crumble, with Germany and Portugal taking the lions share of some vital first round voting. A situation combined with a poor showing in the second round, that seemingly so shocked Canada’s officials, that they chose to avoid potential embarrassment and withdrew from a subsequent run off vote that would have pitted Canada up against Portugal for the final available spot.

(from the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire item … orral.html)