can we just get rid of the UN......

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  1. manu1959
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    manu1959 Left Coast Isolationist

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    please.....

    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.
     
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    Just blow the damn place up.
     
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    or at least replace the secretary general.
     
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    Just get the US out, they don't need the deadbeat and we haven't a use for the UN...
     
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    I'll disagree with that.

    The UN can be useful for setting international policies which we are not willing to go to war over.
     
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    In all fairness, the secretary has listened to high ranking Democrats talk trash about the U.S for the last 8 years. He has even heard out current POTUS speak in Germany and tell the world "I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions." Why wouldn't the Secretary of the UN think that it's ok to trash our reputation?
     
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    Please tell us when this has happened? Darfur? Bosnia? Iraq? How they doing with Iran? North Korea? Warnings on nuclear weapons regarding Pakistan and India? Helping with Georgia?
     
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    The problem isn't the UN itself, it's what the UN has become. Originally it was a place for them to work out their differences in a hope to avoid needless wars ... now it's just a farce because no one is willing to talk but everyone is willing to use the power of the UN.
     
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    That was the plan, then Korea happened. Hasn't ever been what was intended to be. Now it's just a place to throw money at. It may be the Madoff of the international community. Ponzi scheme sounds like an apt description, not to mention theft, rape, and slavery.
     
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    Terry Shut the $%$ Up!

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    You know I often wondered of the terrorist on 9-11 meant to slam into the UN building instead.
     

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