Rebirth of Reason

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 2:08pmSanction this postReply
For the New Republicans, the UN is essential, because it is the only tool to give them a so-called collective support by legitimating wars on an international level.

What are you talking about?  The Republicans would be more willing to get out of the UN than the Dems.  Kerry basically ran on giving the UN more power to decide how we fight the War on Terror.  Most of the people calling for the US to get out of the UN are precisely these New Republicans. 

From the article:
"(Bolton) is a warning to Kofi Annan and the rest of the gangsters gathered to represent the UN membership that this US President is really fed up...
For the record, Bolton has had a long and distinguished service as a diplomat, but you wouldn’t know that after the Democrats got through smearing him. Moreover, many Americans share his antipathy to the United Nations.

Caruba isn't saying that Bolton is a stooge, or that Bush wants him to participate half-heartedly.  He most certainly does not imply that Bolton is part of some Neo-con cabal to keep us in the UN to give Bush international cover to fight wars.  Nice editorializing!

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Monday, August 29, 2005 - 2:51amSanction this postReply
No, but he shows that Bolton will be ineffective in the UN. He won't get the US (which is the main contributor) out of the UN. Also, the Republicans (especially the newly Republican-ruled California) are greatly improvising on the Agenda21, a special UN-agenda to gain control. Only some Republicans, like Ron Paul, really fight this intrusion, most just go along, because it is in their political interest.

The UN is as much a child of the Republicans as it is of the Democrats. The Republicans always say they hate the UN, but there are not much measures to close it down. The US has the power to close down the UN, don't be mistaken, because it funds most of the budget. There haven't been cuts under Republican administrations to the UN-funding and so I gather that they are rather happy with the arrangement.

It is hypocrisy when you talk about something and do the total opposite.

This is why I think he is more of a stooge:
 For all those on either the right or the left still bloviating about what reforms Bolton will achieve during his tenure representing the US, let me suggest the answer is "Not much." His is a symbolic appointment.

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Monday, August 29, 2005 - 8:59amSanction this postReply
I agree with Max. If Bolton wasn't a stooge, the first and last thing he'd say to the UN is, "Pack your shit and get your socialist asses out of Manhattan!" Let those weasels have their little parties in someplace more congenial to tyrants, like Riyadh or Beijing.
(Edited by Matthew Graybosch
on 8/29, 9:00am)

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Monday, August 29, 2005 - 10:07amSanction this postReply
I believe in a dissolution of the UN.  It should be replaced by a UFN, united free nations, to which only free nations are afforded membership. I have published an article here to that effect.

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