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The Farce of Courting U.N. Votes

Charles Krauthammer shows the absurdity of the U.S. wooing votes from Cameroon, Guinea, and Angola (never mind France) for a crucial Security Council vote; and this shows the absurdity of the U.N. itself. He has a few modest proposals. And then Victor Davis Hanson writes about the present farce by asking if it is the 1930’s all over again. Both are great reads.

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Great articles! But to Krauthammer I ask: Why broaden the sphere of the farce by including India or Japan, if it was the pursual of our short term interests that led to the boosting of France which in turn brought forward such a predicament. While Churchill is beyond my criticism, the U.N. and security council partially go back to him. He appeased Russia to get Germany then Britain went after Russia. His dependency upon Russia was not chosen. It was brute fact. But our dependencies are chosen, which changes the calculus. It is the 1930’s all over again, except for the fact that Iraq is nowhere near Germany in power. If we need to make deals with the functional equivalent of much weaker Russia’s, in order to destroy the functional equivalent of a much weaker Germany, then that cannot be called prudence, but rather betrayal of national self-respect engaged in purposeful leveling down. The first use of multilateralism occured due to tragedy, the subsequent were the result of farce. Send a clear message, withdraw from all world organizations.

Is VDH ever a bad read?

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