McKay Won't be NATO Chief
Evidently it was a surprise to the Harper government to hear that our good friends, the Americans, had decided to to back Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the next head of the NATO.
Canada's Defense Minister Peter McKay was touted by much of Canada's media as the front runner for the job for the last few weeks. The Canadian government was lobbying hard to see McKay put into the job and felt assured that their "friends" would back young Peter.
Just perhaps, the other countries did a bit of a background check on young Peter and found his word is only as good as the next political opportunity. Hardly material for the international stage. Just ask David Orchard.