Skip to comments.George W. Haig
Posted on 11/10/2007 4:35:36 PM PST by Delacon
One of our favorite Reagan anecdotes is told by Kenneth Adelman about what happened when Secretary of State Haig tried to get President Reagan to agree to the Law of the Sea Treaty. This happened at one of the first meetings of Reagan's National Security Council, when the hapless Mr. Haig suggested the treaty was, as Mr. Adelman has written, "something we didn't like but had to accept, since it had emerged over the previous decade through a 150-nation negotiation." Mr. Haig then lunged into details about the options and sub-options for revising the document.
The president looked puzzled, then finally interrupted. "Uh, Al, isn't this what the whole thing was all about?" Mr. Adelman recalls Mr. Reagan responding. Mr. Haig asked him what he meant. Related Mr. Adelman: "Well, Mr. Reagan shrugged, wasn't not going along with something that is 'really stupid' just because 150 nations had done so what the whole thing was all about our running, our winning, our governing?" A stunned Mr. Haig folded up his briefing book and promised to find out how to stop the treaty altogether.
The story comes to mind as President Bush veers off onto the course Mr. Haig sought to press on Reagan trying to repair a treaty that should never be on the books to start with. The latest maneuvers align the administration with special interests, domestic and international, that are looking to stake out oil, gas, and mineral resources in the seabed. It is resuming what Mr. Haig had the good sense to abandon a quarter of a century ago. The Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate has voted its support and the matter will now have to go to the full senate.
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Call your senators.
The Foreign Relations Committee has little to do with it.
The Council on Foreign Relations, on the other hand...
Out of committee bodes ill...now is a filibuster possible?
George W. Bush is in control there, at the the White House.
George W Bush is a CFRer, Bill Clinton is a CFRer, George Herbert Bush is a CFRer, David Rockefeller, Jay (John D.IV) Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Holbrooke, Haas, etc. etc. etc. The eastern establishment.
Discussions on FR about America's independence, economics, and sovereignty are a joke. Our President, our Senators, and our future are determined by the CFR (which setup the UN).
Energy independence is not in the cards, but rather Carbon restrictions, amnesty for alien invaders, and a female President, in order to level the economic world.
Ronald Reagen was the last authority to tell the CFR to get screwed.
But I can't figure why there isn't some media breakthrough.
It’s nice to see someone besides Glenn Beck talking about this! Glenn is going ballistic over this. Rush isn’t talking about it. Michael Medved seems to think that the COFR is just some innocuous organization and no threat whatsoever. Hope the American people wake up sometime soon to what is going on in this country. Uncontrolled borders, COFR, Federal Reserve system, etc. Most Americans think you’re a kook if you worry about this stuff. :~( They totally have their heads in the sand about where our country is heading.
BUMP. I spoke about this today at a Women’s Club meeting. One of the ladies commented that Pres Bush is supporting this but the Republican Senators were not...told her, I believe there are ‘R’ Senators ....Lugar,for one.....supporting this. Urged the ladies to call!