I don't care what it's based on. It's too much money to subsidize a 3rd world debating society.
Most of the money goes to peacekeeping/security operations, not the "debating society"
The first 3 words in that sentence make the rest of the sentence meaningless.
Continued funding to an imperfect UN is in America's interest
Yes, there technique of keeping the peace by raping the local women is well known.
Red Herring, much.
So, if there were 1,000 land mines in the US we would call the UN to get them out?
If we were a poor country, with out the means, I would have no problem accepting international help in these efforts.
Translation: They take money from the US, Europe and Japan and give it to 3rd world dictators.
Unfortunately in some cases yes, but in many more cases aid has gone to NGOs, nations allied to the US, democratic developing nations, and directly to people in need of aid.