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By Tom DeWeese

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan continues to claim that only the UN can grant legitimacy to the United States of America's successful war to topple Saddam Hus- sein. Rationally, that claim can be viewed as little more than a pathetic, baseless whine from those clinging to a dying dream of global power.

It should now be clear to everyone that the United Nations is a house of cards. Simply stated, there never has been a better time to topple this clownish international institu- tion. All that is required is for the U.S.A. to extricate itself from the many UN treaties, protocols, and conventions that have pilfered our national sovereignty on issues essen- tial to our future.

Only months ago, that possibility seemed remote, even impossible. Many American leaders sounded the mantra that, yes, the UN is a despicable, even clownish, institution that wastes money in an overbloated bureaucracy motivated by a decidedly anti-Ameri- can point of view.

Still, too many in Congress hold onto the belief that the United States of America must remain an active member in order to maintain our leadership role in the world. Since we are the leader in the world, we do not need the United Nations. Nevertheless, there are voices of both Republicans and Democrats urging us to stay on.

Supporters of UN membership argued that, without the recognized legitimacy of that in- stitution, there would be no possibility of creating an international coalition to deal with terrorists, tyrants, and military aggressors. President Bush tried to do the politically correct thing. He went before the UN to plead for UN cooperation. Secretary of State Colin Powell made compelling arguments, providing proof of the dangers posed by Sad- dam Hussein. None of it worked. According to the rules of UN protocol, the U.S.A. was supposed to continue asking, begging, pleading and dealing.

In such a world, the French ploy was a sound one. The French, allied themselves with the Germans in a bold attempt to diminish the influence of the United States. In fact, the whole purpose of the European Union is to create a mechanism for leverage against the United States. The French and Germans were just following the game plan they had spent years debating and creating.

If the United States had played by the standard UN rules, the French gamble may well have paid off. We didn't. The United States, on its own, organized a coalition of more than 45 countries. We stood up for our own national interests and we declared our right to defend ourselves, no matter what the international community thinks. As a result, the UN and the European Union have both suffered immeasurable harm.

For those of us who have fought the battle to get the United States out of the United Na- tions, it has been an astounding month. National television news programs, talk radio, and newspaper commentary pages have suddenly begun questioning the need for UN membership. "Irrelevant" is the word most often used. Frankly, it's like reading from my own newsletter!

Anti-UN sentiment has never been stronger. Like the shock of the fall of the Berlin Wall, it could all happen almost over night. As we've said all along, the whole house of cards has been propped up by American power, money, and military might. Take those way, and it all comes tumbling down.  How could any of us ever have foreseen such a turn around? The truth is there has never been a better opportunity to send the clowns on the East River packing!

During my entire political career, I have argued that, if only the United States would do the right thing, without caring what the UN or pompous diplomats from other countries thought, then the world would follow. Finally, President Bush did exactly that and the world did follow.

It's was almost comical to watch as the French and Germans jockey for roles, immediate- ly after the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Suddenly, they needed to be part of the postwar rebuilding. The Turks quickly decided to open their skies to our planes and de- clared themselves part of the "Coalition of the Willing." We've also discovered the true nature of our new "friends", the Russians, whom we now find have been selling hi-tech equipment to the Iraqis.

Our nation's decision to go it alone has the possibility of truly creating a really "New World Order"--one much different from the global village envisioned by the UN and from those envisioned by Germany and France, each hoping its past glories could be renewed under its Socialist and Statist dictates. Instead, this new order could be one of proud, free, sovereign nations, operating independently, looking out for their own inter- ests in a truly free market and limited government environment. In fact, it would simply be the re-establishment of the proper international order. That will only happen if Presi- dent Bush decides to take his decision to its logical conclusion and lead the United States out of the United Nations.

It was because of UN dictates that the United States was stopped from toppling Saddam Hussein in 1991. It has taken us twelve years and more American lives to finish the job. Let's not make the same mistake with the UN. By returning to business as usual, we will only help re-establish the UN's power over us. If that happens, there will be another crisis about ten years from now, and we will have to fight the battle all over again, as the UN proves it is still an enemy to the ideals, fundamental values and beliefs, and vital interests of the United States of America. To reasonable people, it seems obvious that the only logical step is to withdraw from membership in the international organization. 

However, there is great danger that the United States won't take the right road, that we will go back and take our seat at the Security Council. The pressure has already started to lead us that way. It's the natural order of today's politics. In fact, it's much more likely the Bush administration will stay in the UN's comfort zone than lead the world in a dif- ferent, bolder direction.

It doesn't have to be that way. For those of us who desperately want to end American support of the United Nations, our greatest battle is directly in front of us. We must raise our voices in an unyielding scream: "get us out of the UN now!" Say it and keep saying it to elected officials, to talk show hosts, in letters to the editor, and in talking with your next door neighbor. Don't lose this opportunity to rid the world of the most evil regime ever known. No, not Saddam Hussein. The evil regime we're now talking about is the United Nations.

The United Nations & Its Agencies

Tom DeWeese is Publisher & Editor of THE DEWEESE REPORT and President of the American Policy Center. Headquartered in Warrenton, Virginia, the Center maintains an Internet site at USPS MAILING ADDRESS: American Policy Center, 98 Alexandria Pike (Suite 43), Warrenton, VA, 20186. TELEPHONE: (540) 341-8911

Copyright 2003 Tom DeWeese

Published with Permission of Alan Caruba

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