A number of years back, the National Rifle Association was making some decisions that a number of members in my area, and apparently across the nation, found not to our liking. Several of the members I know approached me and asked if I would join them in a mass resignation from the organization.
After some discussion, we decided that resigning would be a bad decision, in that it would remove from us the ability to vote for the board, and thus to help restore the NRA to the direction we wanted it to move in. We decided instead to remain members, but rather than send money to fund their campaign and legislative funds, we would respond to their financial requests with a fervent "no", and a letter explaining why not.
Since it was our desire to see our monies continue to support second amendment issues, we simply sent the donations we would have sent to the NRA to such groups as the GOA and the JFPO. Thus, our issues continued to be supported, but a strong message was sent to the NRA that we were dissatisfied with the direction they were moving.
It would appear that the Bush administration, as did administrations before it, are taking the same approach. President Bush, with the support of the Congress, wants to continue using the appropriated funding for its original intention, but feels that the United Nations is not the organization to use to achieve those goals. This seems a fair and balanced way of achieving that.
You are correct that the United Nations has the right to use its monies in the manner the United Nations feels is correct, but this is not the United Nations monies. We did not go and take money from the organization, we merely refused to give them our money in the first place. I hope you can see that there is a very big difference between the two. The United Nations is not entitled to our money, to be used as they please. We have an obligation to ensure that the monies we contribute are used for the purposes we support, and there is no way that can be done once the monies are turned over to them.
For an alternative look at the issue, read and learn: http://www.lifenews.com/intl21.html