- Member countries act in their own interest rather than the common good, leading to bad decisions.
- No one else is going to look out for the security and interests of the U.S.
- Countries will disagree and obstruct just to thwart the U.S.
- We often have intelligence that the U.N. doesn't that we can't release.
- Debate takes too much time and leads to inaction.
- The tough but necessary actions are often the most risky and unpopular.
- The veto and chairmanship procedures of the U.N. administration has become somewhat of a joke.
- We need to maintain a threat of acting alone to push the U.N. to not make anti-U.S. decisions.
- There are some world problems that only the U.S. is willing to deal with
(e.g. North Korea).
- The U.N. is not a true democratic institution since many of the countries are communist or dictatorships.
- Anti-Americanism will continue to grow.
- It creates the impression that the U.N. is irrelevant, and other countries may feel they too can act alone.
- Different perspectives of other nations can show us our actions may be wrong.
- The U.N. process forces us to use diplomacy and enhance relationships.
- Ignoring the U.N. makes us sound hypocritical since we condemn
Iran and others for the same reasons.