Tuesday, December 28, 2004

U.S. pledges world's largest support for tsunami aid, UN calls it 'stingy'

In a little reminder why their planetary presence is useless, a UN official takes time off his busy schedule of whitwashing the UN's rape and prostituting of children in Congo, pleading ignorance to the world's largest swindle called the Oil For Food program, the illegal proceeds of which are helping fund suicide bombers in Israel and Iraq and turning a blind eye to the genocide in Sudan which has killed over 80,000.

Still, the UN has found time to make their case for why the U.S. should withdraw all financial support for a corrupt organization that makes it a point to wizz all over our generosity:
"The United States, at the president's direction, will be a leading partner in one of the most significant relief, rescue and recovery challenges that the world has ever known," said White House deputy press secretary Trent Duffy.

But U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland suggested that the United States and other Western nations were being "stingy" with relief funds, saying there would be more available if taxes were raised.

"It is beyond me why are we so stingy, really," the Norwegian-born U.N. official told reporters. "Christmastime should remind many Western countries at least, [of] how rich we have become."
I'd appreciate if a guy from country with an economy the size of Nebraska's didn't lecture us for not also having a 62% income tax. We'll give millions because we're kind and we'll give 100's of milllions because the American people will volunteer their money through useful organizations like World Vision.

There hasn't been a major disaster that the US hasn't pledged financial and personnel support - even in countries that support terrorism. Remember the earthquake in Bam, Iran a year ago Sunday that killed 36,000 people? It must have gone unnoticed to the UN that the U.S. would offer help to a country bent on our destruction - just because our fellow man suffering. BTW, Iran declined our help.

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