Huckabee: Send the U.N. to Saudi Arabia

Dave Weigel caught Mike Huckabee making some pretty colorful remarks at a conservative conference in St. Louis this weekend.

The United States should stop funding the United Nations and kick the international body off U.S. territory, the former Arkansas Governor and potential presidential candidate said.

“It’s time to get a jackhammer and to simply chip off that part of New York City, and let it float into the East River, never to be seen again!” he said.

He continued:

“It’s time to say enough of the American taxpayer’s dollar being spent on something that may have been a noble idea, but has become a disgrace!” said Huckabee. “It has become the international equivalent of ACORN and it’s time to say enough!”

Huckabee continued, suggesting that the U.N. be handed over to one of the nations that attacked America. “Let’s end the diplomatic excesses that these people enjoy,” he said. “Let any country that is willing to spend the money that the United States is hosting–let them have it. Give it to the Saudis and let these diplomats suck the sand out of the Saudi desert for a few summers and see if that’s where they’d like to go, and make their ridiculous speeches.”

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