Thursday, March 12, 2009

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's describes the United States as a "deadbeat" donor to the world body.

Are you kidding me??? The United States is the largest contributer to the U.N., and we provide more foreign aid than all the other countries combined. This guy should resign his position at the U.N..

Read Gibb's weak comments regarding what Ban said. It's a tone of appeasement. This is a disgusting attempt by Ban, and the U.N., to extort more money from the United States.

These comments were probably coordinated between Obama and Ban to give Obama justification to commit more U.S. dollars to the United Nations. Obama has previously stated that we should contribute more, particulary to Africa.

Obama will probably make some lame statement that he has reviewed our commitment to the U.N. and found that we currently are not paying our fair share. He might even take the opportunity to make some big humanitarian speech of the century which will cause the MSM to slobber all over themselves. The intent of the speech will be to make the American Public feel guilty. Obama in his wisdom will then substantially increase the United States financial support of the United Nations, all in the name of global poverty. Then we can all go on feeling good about ourselves again.

Can we opt out and say we contributed at the office?

White House objects to UN calling US 'deadbeat'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House objected Thursday to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's description of the United States as a "deadbeat" donor to the world body.

Ban used the phrase Wednesday during a private meeting with lawmakers at the Capitol, one day after he met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Ban's "word choice was unfortunate," given that the U.S. is the largest contributor to the United Nations.

The United States pays 22 percent of the organization's nearly $5 billion operating budget but is perennially late paying its dues.

Asked whether Ban should retract his comment, Gibbs said some recognition by Ban of the U.S. role would be appropriate.

"I think given the contribution that the American taxpayer makes, I do think it would be appropriate to acknowledge that role," Gibbs told reporters at his daily briefing.

Ban, apparently concerned about his choice of words, issued a statement late Wednesday saying the U.S. "generously supports the work of the U.N., both in assessed and voluntary contributions." Ban also said he enjoys "an excellent working relationship with the United States and appreciates the many ways that it supports the United Nations."
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