Skip to comments.CONGRESS EYES U.N. FUND CUT
Posted on 11/29/2004 12:19:50 AM PST by kattracks
WASHINGTON Congress is likely to move to reduce U.S. funding of the United Nations if leaders at Turtle Bay don't come clean and institute major reforms in the wake of the Iraq oil-for-food scandal, The Post has learned.
Recent interviews with Congress members and staff investigators revealed growing shock and outrage at the scope of history's biggest financial scandal, in which Saddam Hussein is alleged to have ripped off $21.3 billion from a humanitarian program intended to provide food and medicine to the Iraqi people.
The officials said there is increasing sentiment to take drastic action, including cutting U.S funding if the United Nations doesn't make radical changes in its secretive policies and questionable management procedures.
The $1.12 billion annual U.S. contribution to the United Nations represents 22 percent of the world body's budget.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Gosh, I don't think this idea will pass the "global test".
But it darned well might pass the "Smell Test"
Some of the old time crumudgeons used to speak of the UN as a Trojan Horse. Time is proving them right.
Congress is likely to move to reduce U.S. funding of the United Nations if leaders at Turtle Bay don't come clean and institute major reforms in the wake of the Iraq oil-for-food scandal, The Post has learned.
Jesse Helms UN whackeroo pingeroo!
no curds, no whey
This is not the way to respond to this predicament. Kofi & Son, France, Germany and Russia all played cute with Iraq in defiance of numerous UN resolutions and program regulations. We can do a lot better with this scandal than withold their allowance!
We are probably at the worst of it; funding terrorism by way of U.N. donations just to keep the corrupt 'friends of the U.N.' alive, while they serve their own corrupt interests.
Better for us to STOP the funding; pull the real estate in NYC. . .give these people thirty days to evacuate the premises and and the US as well.
Doubt that this corruption is such a surprise. . .but the Iraq invasion brings the 'discovery phase' of this debacle to the attetetion of the world-at-large.
ie. . ..attention. . .(corr.)
Sorry, the first part of my post was cut off. I said that that if I were W, I'd issue an Executive Order to have that building evacuated, and on day 61, have the Army Corps of Engineers further evacuate the building before imploding it.
But there's too much pollution in the East River already.
"But one congressional investigator said that a move to reduce or cut off U.S. funding could quickly gain momentum "
Let's help them gain momentum! Phone your homeboys toll free: 1-800-648-3516
Whitehouse Comment Lines:
202-456-6213 and =202-456-1111
Let them stay there.
Just terminate, electricity, natural gas, water, telephone and cable TV service to all UN facilities.
They still have stairs if they want to use the high rise buildings without elevators and without the lights and air conditioning energized by electricity.
They can always carry buckets of water from the river up the stairs. They can knock out windows for fresh air.
One positive result will be for the overpaid crooks at the UN to be forced to live the squalor of the people in their native countries. It will keep them "in touch" with the lifestyles of their people "back home."
Wake up, fella.
You forgot to mention it's also a hotbed for spies against us. Why do you think no other nation wants to host it?
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