Thank you, Eric.  I kept

Thank you, Eric.  I kept waiting for one of our Canadians to say, "Wow, how much did we pay for THAT fact finding mission?"

It is not currently my cause to attack the UN.  I only wanted to point out some of the reasons why I have less respect for the organization than you and Brendan do.

I do take exception to the way that the UN has provided their statistics, though.  The truth is that the UN is a supranational organization and that they have little oversight.  They are under little pressure to control costs, and that really bothers Americans.  They can order expensive operations and missions that don't figure in to their annual budgets or employment figures, and then they just send member countries a bill later.  In my opinion, it gets out of control.  Taxation without representation.

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