If you had any doubt as to the relationship between UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon and the terrorist organization Hamas, it looks like Ban has finally taken a page out of their book (no, not that book); biting the hand that feeds him.
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.At least he had the decency to acknowledge the fact that out of 192 UN member nations, the US is the main country keeping his useless club of bigots from tanking. Unfortunately, takesies-backsies doesn't work in the international community.
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.
Asked whether Ban should retract his comment, Gibbs said some recognition by Ban of the U.S. role would be appropriate.
"I think given the contribution that the American taxpayer makes, I do think it would be appropriate to acknowledge that role," Gibbs told reporters at his daily briefing.
Ban, apparently concerned about his choice of words, issued a statement late Wednesday saying the U.S. "generously supports the work of the U.N., both in assessed and voluntary contributions." Ban also said he enjoys "an excellent working relationship with the United States and appreciates the many ways that it supports the United Nations."
The US isn't handing Ban billions of dollars a year so that he has people to tell how lousy he thinks our country is. Then again, Israel and the US do the same exact thing for the Palestinians (because every cent, shekel, pound, etc. that enters Gaza and the West Bank winds up in the trigger-happy hands of Hamas, dontchaknow).
Even the Obama peaceniks had a word of disapproval for Ban's choice of words, and this is from the administration that wants peace with terrorists.