Friday, March 13, 2009

Ban Ki-moon Calls US a "deadbeat"

There was some anti-Americanism in there after all. I love baseless insults.

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.

Why is the US deadbeats? Because they don't donate enough to the UN?

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.

That's right.