|House Foreign Affairs Committee |
U.S. House of Representatives
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Republican
|For Immediate Release |
March 11, 2009
Contact: Sam Stratman, (202) 226-7875
Brad Goehner, (202) 226-8467
|Ros-Lehtinen Criticizes UN Chief for Calling |
|(WASHINGTON) – |
“Last year, American taxpayers ponied up nearly $5 billion for the UN system. The
“Yet, the head of the UN comes to Congress and scolds us for not doing enough? He demands yet more money from us while making little progress in cleaning up the badly broken UN?
“The UN’s ineffectiveness is not from a lack of cash, but the result of a corrupt system which wastes money and apologizes for dictatorships.
“The UN has been hijacked by a rogues’ gallery that uses our funds to undermine peace and security. Dictatorships use the Human Rights Council and
“The American people are facing serious economic challenges here at home. How can a morally-bankrupt UN ask our taxpayers to bail out them out?”
Note: The UN Secretary General made these comments at a meeting this morning with members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.