Friday, December 03, 2004

opposition to UN grows

I can remember a time when it was thought that only "nuts" were opposed to the U.N.

Now, the U.N. itself is subject to parody:
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan today vigorously denied allegations that he has overseen a complex, fraudulent scheme to pilfer billions of dollars from 191 nations under the guise of providing "global peace services."

U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-MN, said "this money-for-peace scam stinks even more than the oil-for-food scandal which funded Saddam Hussein's murderous regime."

While the state Senate in New York has tabled a measure to build another building for the UN. (See New York Post for entire article).

The United Nations "has evolved into an anti-Israel, anti-Semitic group of petty, sniping bigots who are pursuing an anti-freedom, anti-democratic, anti-American agenda," said state Sen. Serphin Maltese, a conservative Republican from Queens.

"To authorize an expansion of their headquarters would be a slap in the face of American citizens."

Meanwhile, GOP Reps. Vito Fossella, Peter King, and Sue Kelly called a press conference in front of U.N. headquarters, endorsing legislation calling for cutting 10 percent of U.S. funding for the United Nations unless it cooperates with investigators probing the oil-for-food scandal.

That would be a good start.

Senator Coleman of Minnesota demands Kofi Annan's resignation.

ABC News (!) reports on fugitive-Clinton pardon recipient-financier Marc Rich's role in the oil-for-food scandal.

While ABC News' report is a good start, I am not holding my breath waiting for the day when the oil-for-food scandal receives more MSM attention than "Haliburton."

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