Sunday, March 22, 2009

McKay Knocked From NATO Perch?

It looks like DefMin Peter MacKay's chance of becoming NATO Secretary-General has died on the vine. Just weeks ago the media were reporting that MacKay had the backing of Joe Biden.
Word is out that, whatever Biden may think about it, the US will instead be backing Danish prime minister Anders Rasmussen to succeed Jaap de Hoop Scheffer when he steps down on July 31.

Without Washington's support the idea of a non-European NATO Sec-Gen is a non-starter.

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/03/21/us-nato-rasmussen.html

3 comments:

Cherniak_WTF said...

There is hope for NATO after all...

Anonymous said...

Particularly humiliating for McKay, since he was going all over town bragging that the position had been promised to him by some American defense officials. Ohhhh wellllll.

Oemissions said...

No. No. You've got it wrong. Peter says he didn't want the job because he's needed at home, here in Canada.