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“If the founding fathers could see it they would probably stand stunned, shaking their heads in utter dismay.”

After George HW Bush was elected president in 1988, he extended credibility to the United Nations more than any other president before him. This former ambassador to the United Nations (1971-1973), former director of the CIA (1976-1977), former director of the Council on Foreign Relations (1977-1979), second-generation Skull and Bones initiate was a heavy United Nations cheerleader and constant promoter of something he referred to as a “new world order” (to be discussed in later chapters) throughout his 4-year term as president. A handful of examples are as follows (emphasis added to each):

“This is an historic moment. We have in this past year made great progress in ending the long era of conflict and cold war. We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order, a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.’s founders. We have no argument with the people of Iraq. Indeed, for the innocents caught in this conflict, I pray for their safety.”

WAR IN THE GULF: THE PRESIDENT, New York Times, January 17, 1991 55.

(A video clip of George HW Bush delivering this speech is provided in the supporting material 56.)

A new partnership of nations has begun. And we stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective — a new world order — can emerge: a new era, freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace. An era in which the nations of the world, east and west, north and south, can prosper and live in harmony.”

Speech to joint session of Congress, September 11th, 1990 57.

“[T]onight we lead the world in facing down a threat to decency and humanity. What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea – a new world order, where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind: peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law. Such is a world worthy of our struggle, and worthy of our children’s future… The world can therefore seize this opportunity to fulfill the long-held promise of a new world order – where brutality will go unrewarded, and aggression will meet

Footnotes

55

Transcript of the Comments by Bush on the Air Strikes Against the Iraqis, The New York Times January 17, 1991 (NYT transcript of Bush speech from the Oval office January 16, 1991, (Eastern time) – two hours after air strikes began in Iraq and Kuwait.)

56

George HW Bush - New World Order UN speech

Download the Video: MP4 (1.9 MB)

57

As quoted in Encyclopedia of Leadership (2004) by George R. Goethals, Georgia Jones Sorenson, and James MacGregor Burns, p. 1776 and Confrontation in the Gulf; Transcript of President’s Address to Joint Session of Congress, The New York Times. September 12, 1990.