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Clean Up the UN
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  • WigWag

    There is only one presidential candidate who has proposed taking on the corruption at the United Nations. His name is Donald Trump. See,

    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/04/02/donald-trump-tells-crowd-hed-be-fine-if-nato-broke-up/

    A vote for Cruz, Kasich, Clinton or Sanders is a vote for the status quo. What does that mean? It means the United Nations will be corrupt until the end of time.

    • Tom

      Given the Donald’s usual activities, it seems like he’s more upset that he’s not getting a piece of the action.

      • WigWag

        That’s fine. Vote for a corrupt Clinton who will bring us one scandal after the next for the next four years or Cruz the psychopath so more American boys can return from overseas imbroglios in body bags or with their limbs blown off.

        • Tom

          Or vote for Trump the charlatan, who will engage in activities that will lead to more American boys dying overseas. Of course, it won’t happen while he’s President, but after him, the deluge.

          Good plan.

    • Dale Fayda

      Oh, come on! Has Trump made a single policy statement which he hasn’t walked back or reversed? Does anyone (including himself) know what Trump believes from day to day? I sure don’t. To me, it looks like Trump is just winging it as he goes along, spouting whatever gibberish pops into his filter-less mind at the time. Even if by some miracle he were to be elected President (virtually no chance of that now), do you think he would ever follow through on anything he bloviated about? Are you convinced in the least that he would have the firmness of purpose and the political savvy to be able to handle the extremely heavy and unpleasant political lifting necessary to implement even an iota of what he has promised so far? Mmmmmm, I’m dubious… [ sarc.]

      • WigWag

        I have no idea what candidate will be elected. But Cruz, Clinton or Kasich will be more of the same in terms of foreign policy. If you’re happy with more of the same, pick whichever candidate floats your boat.

        • Dale Fayda

          Trump has made “defeating ISIS”, whatever that means to him, a central item of his foreign policy, has he not? How do you think he plans on accomplishing any of that without, as you put it “…more American boys can return from overseas imbroglios in body bags or with their limbs blown off”?

      • Fat_Man

        What is his average time to walk back? I think it is on the order of 3 hours.

    • Fat_Man

      Sure, whatever you say. The Donald ‘ll straighten them out.

      /sarc.

      • WigWag

        There’s a better chance that Trump will then the status quo candidates like Cruz, Clinton or Kasich. If you like the status quo, by all means, vote for one of them.

        • Fat_Man

          Your faith is touching, my son.

    • honestAbesurd

      What will he do, sue them?

      • WigWag

        Defund them.

        • honestAbesurd

          good

    • Jim__L

      Mitt Romney for Secretary General!

  • charlesaustin

    Clean up the UN? Ha ha, good one.

  • qet

    The UN’s time has come and gone. The UN gave nations not named USA and USSR something to do during the bipolar era of the Cold War, some forum in which they could pretend they mattered. Now that that era is (long) over, the UN has no practical raison d’etre.

  • hsaper

    I once had a neighbor who worked for the UN. He was sent abroad to work in many different places, often to troubled areas of the world. One could volunteer to go to particular places. When he was telling me about some country that he was in that seemed dangerous, I asked him if he minded going to such places. He laughed and said that he always asked to go to exactly the spots where there was trouble. They paid him double, and that amounted to a lot of money, he said. They stayed in the best hotels, ate the best food available in those countries, and rarely ventured outside the area of the hotel. It was just paper work and mostly sitting around chatting and drinking. There was never any danger at all. He again laughed when I said it was the taxpayers who were paying for this boondoggle. Yes, he said, that’s the way it worked.

  • PoohBear57

    “vast quantities of money slosh through the international system for programs that sound good but can be very corruptly managed…”

    Like the Clinton Foundation, maybe? Just maybe…?

  • Jim__L

    This would be a better thing for Mitt Romney to apply himself to than US politics. Doesn’t he have some experience with this?

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