Right Between the Eyes
I'd say it was because of the doughnuts
I'll add a few:We're not a haven for terrorists (Lebanon);When we are in cultural disputes, we don't hack and dismember those we disagree with (Bosnia);We don't murder 1.5 million Armenians, and then refuse to accept responsibility for it (Turkey);We don't look the other way when our civilian police are murdering and raping our citizens and then cover it up (Brazil);We don't allow our police to carry out extra-judicial executions, killing people witout any due process whatsoever (Nigeria);We don't encourage abuse and rape of women by refusing to prosecute those who commit these crimes (Gabon);We don't murder more of our own citizens every year than any other country on earth (China);If this is what it takes to get on the Security Counsel, well, maybe we're better off just not asking to "join the club".
@ Rob H.Yes, we should totally be isolationists, and snub the preeminent international organization. What a brilliant way to maintain close ties to the world's most powerful countries and have a voice on the world stage.Really, using the faults (and in some cases, crimes) of other countries with seats on the Security Council is just a diversionary tactic, to obscure the fact that not getting a seat is a black mark for Canada.The reasoning behind your argument makes no sense. United States has done some pretty f*cked up things too, should we cut diplomatic ties with them?Not to mention, Canada isn't exactly as pure as the driven snow either. We have a very bad history where First Nations are concerned, for example. Far from being too good for the likes of the Security Council, we would fit right in.