Badge of Honor

Last week Canada failed in it's bid to secure a seat on the UN Security Council.  The bid was blocked by a coalition of anti-Canadian Arab countries lead by the UAE, mostly over Canada's firm support of Israel. Today's Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has an opinion piece praising Canada as a nation that honors it's commitments.  The WSJ also points out our failure in the entire affair.

"The U.S. role here is also embarrassing-to the U.S. Richard Grenell, a former senior official at the U.S. Mission to the U.N., reported last week that America's U.N. ambassador, Susan Rice, refused to campaign on Canada's behalf. Mr. Harper's politics are not hers, and Liberal opposition leader and Obama political soulmate, Michael Ignatieff, declared last month that Canada under Mr. Harper didn't deserve to get one of the 10 temporary seats."

Sadly this is typical of the "placate our enemies and kick our friends" Obama foreign policy.  What is even more disturbing is how childish the behavior of ambassador Susan Rice is.  Canada's status at the UN should have nothing to do with which political party is in power, but the countries status as a nation in the world.  Canada has honored it's commitments in Afghanistan, has been a defender of Israel, and Canadian policy has helped that country avoid much of the economic down turn experienced else where in the world. Sadly none of that mattered.

There is no shame in being snubbed by an organization as corrupt and broken as the UN. Canadians should wear the rejection as a badge of honor.

Aaron Gee is a U.S.-based IT consultant who started the blog foundingideals.com.
Last week Canada failed in it's bid to secure a seat on the UN Security Council.  The bid was blocked by a coalition of anti-Canadian Arab countries lead by the UAE, mostly over Canada's firm support of Israel. Today's Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has an opinion piece praising Canada as a nation that honors it's commitments.  The WSJ also points out our failure in the entire affair.

"The U.S. role here is also embarrassing-to the U.S. Richard Grenell, a former senior official at the U.S. Mission to the U.N., reported last week that America's U.N. ambassador, Susan Rice, refused to campaign on Canada's behalf. Mr. Harper's politics are not hers, and Liberal opposition leader and Obama political soulmate, Michael Ignatieff, declared last month that Canada under Mr. Harper didn't deserve to get one of the 10 temporary seats."

Sadly this is typical of the "placate our enemies and kick our friends" Obama foreign policy.  What is even more disturbing is how childish the behavior of ambassador Susan Rice is.  Canada's status at the UN should have nothing to do with which political party is in power, but the countries status as a nation in the world.  Canada has honored it's commitments in Afghanistan, has been a defender of Israel, and Canadian policy has helped that country avoid much of the economic down turn experienced else where in the world. Sadly none of that mattered.

There is no shame in being snubbed by an organization as corrupt and broken as the UN. Canadians should wear the rejection as a badge of honor.

Aaron Gee is a U.S.-based IT consultant who started the blog foundingideals.com.

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