Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Hmmm ... U.N.'s Jan Egeland never called U.S. "stingy" after all.
Apparently, I'm as guilty as the next person of having been suckered into the right wing's story line of the U.N.'s Jan Egeland describing the United States as "stingy" with respect to tsunami disaster relief. Turns out that's not quite what he said. However, it's a wonderfully convenient fiction for conservatives who want to make the U.N. as unpopular as possible.