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Tory bloggers happy about Security Council loss

While the Conservative government was clearly disappointed by losing yesterday's election for a seat on the UN Security Council, Conservative bloggers were pleased.

At Unambiguously Ambidextrous, B.C. blogger Adrian agreed with the Globe and Mail editorial that said: "If Canada's failure to win a Security Council seat is a result of Conservative foreigin policy, then it says more about the UN than it does about Canada."

Joanne, who blogs at Blue Like You, wrote, "Let Portugal do the heavy lifting":

Now we have the opportunity to decide as a country who we are and where we’re heading, and make these decisions ourselves rather than having the UN try to force them on us.

It may sound like sour grapes, but we’re better than them and it really is their loss.

Alex Fernandes, blogging at Spin Assassin, wrote:

We didn't get a seat on the Security Council. Canada withdrew its bid, conceding the seat to Portugal. I'm actually happy about that. There is no reason to pander to international socialists, progressives and Islamofascists.

Edmund James, blogging at Onward James, wrote: "Portugal was selected for the Security Council. Good, let them supply peacekeeping troops and face the reality."

R.G. Harvie at Searching for Liberty posted under this headline: "U.N. Security Counsel - Rapists, Murderers..Pity we weren't asked to join them."

At Just Politics @torytalk, Sandy Crux wrote: "...I think there is a silver lining in the fact Canada did not get the nod yesterday. For one thing, it means we won’t get pressured into a fraudulent AGW[anthropogenic global warming] wealth redistribution system."

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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