March 4, 2003
The U.N. "Win-Win" for the Bush Cartel: Security Council Supports Iraq War Or U.N. Disbands
The Bush Cartel doesn't really view the U.N. as a decision making body that has any authority.
From the perspective of the resurrected-from-the-dead John Birch Society members in the White House, the U.N. is a useless vestige of a cold war Communist plot to undermine the United States.
Make no mistake about it, Bush and his crew are going through the motions of trying to obtain Security Council approval for the Iraq War only as a concession to Poppy Bush and Colin Powell. As far as the Bush Cartel is concerned, they have as much use for the U.N. as an athlete has for a cancerous leg.
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Here is what King George reportedly said in an off-the-record talk with members of the Republican National Committee in an East Room White House meeting last month. (The comments were written down by one of the attendees who forwarded them, admiringly we might add, to an Alabama newspaper columnist):
The president professed disdain for the professional politicians and bureaucrats who inhabit the realm inside the Washington Beltway.
From the perspective of Bush, trying to wrangle approval for a bloody war from the U.N. is a bit like being required to ask his Kennubunkport Bush family servants for permission to use his car. When you are a Bush, the servants know their place. That's why you can imagine that George W. figures he won't be at a big loss if the Security Council doesn't back him, because then he can finally give them the finger.
The Bush Cartel, like the mafia, knows how to get even. And since the U.N. is just an albatross around the neck of the right wing extremists running the Bush foreign policy apparatus (with the exception of Colin Powell, who has now decided to join them), all George has to do is cut off U.S. funding and gleefully watch the U.N. unravel.
The right wing fringe in America (AKA the Republican Party) has long had it out for the U.N. Jesse Helms went after the international body with a machete and did everything possible to try and sabotage U.S. involvement.
While running for president in 2000, Pat Buchanan received a supportive response at the infamous Bob Jones University (where Bush also spoke) when he advocated kicking the U.N. out of New York:
When Bush sympathetically tells Republican National Committee members that people in Midland, Texas want out of the U.N., he isn't just tossing red meat to the junkyard dogs. Bush shares the sentiment.
After all, the Bush Cartel hasn't spent two years ripping up international treaties left and right for the fun of it. Just like it wants "show" democracies in the Middle East that are really puppet U.S. governments, the Bush Cartel wants a U.N. that is really a rubber stamp for whatever the White House tells it to do. Otherwise, the Bush Cartel has about as much need for the U.N. as they had for a vote recount in Florida.
Remember, Bush may be a bit light in the loafers, walking around thinking he's a reincarnation of Jesus, but Karl Rove and Dick Cheney are sharp cookies. They had this one figured out from the beginning as a "win-win" situation.
"If the Security Council votes with us, we've got them by the balls -- and we get the international legitimacy for our conquering of the Middle East (and seizure of the second largest oil fields as booty). If the Security Council doesn't vote with us, it's "Sayonara" Kofi Annan. Pack your bags, take your delegates and have fun in France setting up your little play school for diplomats in Gay Paris, because we need your U.N. building in New York for our new U.S. Department of War. So get lost, Now!"
Trust us. They mean it.
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BUZZFLASH NOTE: An "Onion" satire is one of those humor pieces that is so close to the truth, it's almost not funny:
Seeks U.N. Support for "U.S. Does Whatever It Wants" Plan
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