UN Budget Negotiated by Drunken Third World Delegates

Daniel Greenfield
FrontPage Magazine
3/5/2013

Good news. Your UN Budget isn’t just the result of corruption and greed, it’s also the product of huge amounts of alcohol. Word on that comes from Joseph Torsella, the U.S. ambassador for management and reform at the United Nations.

“We make the modest proposal that the negotiating rooms should in future be an inebriation-free zone,” Joseph Torsella, deputy US ambassador to the United Nations for management and reform, told the General Assembly’s budget committee.

“While my government is truly grateful for the strategic opportunities presented by some recent past practices, let’s save the champagne for toasting the successful end of the session, and do some credit to the Fifth Committee’s reputation in the process,” he said.

Some envoys have turned up for talks “falling down drunk,” said one diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity. “On one occasion the note-taker who was meant to be recording the talks was so intoxicated he had to be replaced,” said another. Both spoke on condition of anonymity…

…The sad state of Group 77 should be no surprise. Group 77 combines the worst of the UN and the Third World. It consists of most of the world, minus America, Europe, Australia, Israel, China, Russia, South Korea, New Zealand, Japan, etc.

To keep it simple, if a country is good for something, it’s probably not in Group 77. Even Mexico isn’t in Group 77. If a country’s delegates can be expected to get drunk and steal, they probably are in Group 77…

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