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The New World Order GOP By Patrick J. Buchanan
Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2007 | Patrick J. Buchanan

Posted on 05/16/2007 9:36:19 AM PDT by K-oneTexas

The New World Order GOP By Patrick J. Buchanan

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A federal program, Ronald Reagan used to say, is the closest thing to eternal life here on earth. Even the Gipper conceded he failed to get control of the federal behemoth.

At least he tried. But what can be said for the conservative movement today, as one witnesses the Wall Street Journal battle to save the $400,000-a-year tax-free sinecure of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, imperiled because Wolfie parked his World Bank squeeze over at State at a fatter salary than Condi Rice's?

There was a time when the Republican Party would have seized on this scandal to try to defund this 63-year-old relic. No more.

Yet, what is the purpose of keeping the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, the United Nations and its agencies, and NATO, all of which date to an era long gone?

The World Bank and IMF were created when the United States was the greatest creditor on earth. The bank was to lend for the reconstruction and development of Europe and Asia. The IMF was to provide loans to help members with balance of payments problems.

When Europe and Asia recovered, the need for the World Bank came to an end. By 1971, when the United States closed the gold window and let the dollar float, the need for an IMF to maintain fixed rates of exchange, in a world of floating rates, disappeared.

Yet both institutions reinvented themselves as lenders of last resort to bankrupt Third World regimes, and Republican presidents and a Republican Congress went along. Why?

Why should the United States, now the world's largest debtor nation, go out into the capital markets and borrow billions, so the World Bank and IMF can continue to subsidize the most corrupt and least competent regimes on earth? Does this make sense?

Between them, the Japanese and Chinese have amassed $2 trillion -- two thousand billion dollars -- in reserves. Why not turn the IMF and World Bank playpens over to them?

Though the soft-loan window of the World Bank, the Institutional Development Fund, was created to help "the poorest of the poor," 8,000 of the 10,000 World Bank employees live and work in the Washington area, where "World Bank neighborhood" is a realtor's way of saying, "You can't afford it."

The United Nations is another case in point. American kids were once taught that it was the "last best hope of Earth." Now, the thing is a source of comic relief. Last year, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was bested for top honors in the elocution contest when Hugo Chavez had the General Assembly in foot-stomping hilarity with his remarks about having been preceded on the podium by "El Diablo," the Devil -- George Bush -- who had left the stench of sulfur from hell.

This weekend, we learned the chairmanship of the U.N. Committee on Sustainable Development will be going to Zimbabwe, "Comrade Bob" Mugabe's African paradise. Four years ago, Khadafi's Libya, which was behind the air massacre of our college kids on Pan Am 103, was elected to chair the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

Ought not a self-respecting nation, as we once were, laugh at these antics, get up, pay our share of the tab, walk out and let the nutballs have the asylum? What is the matter with us?

As for NATO, it was indeed the most successful alliance in history. The United States and its partners stood guard on the Elbe until the Cold War came to an end. But what is the need for a NATO to defend Europe against the Soviet Empire and Soviet Union, when both ceased to exist more than 15 years ago?

When the Red Army went home from East Berlin, East Germany, Eastern Europe, the Baltic states and Ukraine, why did we not also come home? Forty-six years ago, Ike urged JFK to start bringing U.S. troops home, lest Europe become dependent upon us. Now, instead of ceding NATO to the Europeans and pulling out, we have moved NATO onto Russia's front porch and driven Moscow into the arms of Beijing.

Why, when the defense of Europe is done, cannot we celebrate with champagne, close up shop and go home? Why can we never let go? Why must we retain all these relics at immense cost to American taxpayers?

In the IMF, World Bank and United Nations, we are talking about scores of thousands of the highest-paid government bureaucrats around. The money we could save by ceding NATO to Europe, bringing the troops home, letting Europe pay for its own defense and using the funds saved to rebuild our armed forces would be immense.

At least Ronald Reagan said goodbye to a corrupt UNESCO, walked out, and killed the U.N. power grab of the world's oceans and their resources by refusing even to consider the Law of the Sea Treaty.

And President Bush? He has rejoined UNESCO, started paying dues again and, says WorldNetDaily, is about to push to have Congress bring the United States under the Law of the Sea Treaty.

Fortunately, the election is only 18 months off.

Pat Buchanan is a founding editor of The American Conservative magazine, and the author of many books including State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America .

©Creators Syndicate


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: buchanan; bush; nwo
Pat Buchanan and some institutions who have outlived their time ... and usefulness.
1 posted on 05/16/2007 9:36:24 AM PDT by K-oneTexas
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To: K-oneTexas
What's wrong with this article. I couldn't find a single thing to disagree with. So I'd say that Pat Buchanan has far from outlived his usefulness.

Have you ever written anything half as worthwhile as this article?
2 posted on 05/16/2007 9:41:06 AM PDT by Iwo Jima ("Close the border. Then we'll talk.")
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To: Iwo Jima

Guess you got the wrong idea. I AGREE with the article. I whole-heartedly AGREE with Pat Buchanan on this. These institutions need to be gone ... most especially the U.N. [I do not look forward to Secretary General William Jefferson Clinton.]


3 posted on 05/16/2007 9:44:16 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: K-oneTexas
At least Ronald Reagan said goodbye to a corrupt UNESCO, walked out, and killed the U.N. power grab of the world's oceans and their resources by refusing even to consider the Law of the Sea Treaty.

And President Bush? He has rejoined UNESCO, started paying dues again and ...is about to push to have Congress bring the United States under the Law of the Sea Treaty.

Quite a contrast between the conservative (Reagan) and the "compassionate" one-worlder (Bush).

4 posted on 05/16/2007 9:50:16 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: K-oneTexas
Now, instead of ceding NATO to the Europeans and pulling out, we have moved NATO onto Russia's front porch and driven Moscow into the arms of Beijing.

People don't seem to form the connection between Putin's recent anti-USA rhetoric with the fact that we have been putting assets all along Russia's border.

5 posted on 05/16/2007 9:52:46 AM PDT by Omega Man II
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To: K-oneTexas

Great article. I agree 100% with what he says here.


6 posted on 05/16/2007 9:52:54 AM PDT by Optimill
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To: Mr. Mojo

I’ll take Pat over GW any day. So flame me. I doubt that Pat could have in my wildest dreams, set the conservatives back as much as GW has done.


7 posted on 05/16/2007 9:56:09 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Digger

Buchanan bump. He’s right as usual.


8 posted on 05/16/2007 10:01:39 AM PDT by d-back
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To: K-oneTexas

It’s all good except the NATO part. I disagree with his opinion that we should turn it over to Europe. One only need to listen to Putin for awhile to understand while our involvement in NATO is still relevant.


9 posted on 05/16/2007 10:08:39 AM PDT by elc (Guns kill people the same way the spoon made Rosie O'Donnell fat.)
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To: K-oneTexas
If the Republican Party continues to betray its principles as it has been doing under this son of a Bush, then it is an institution that has outlived its usefulness.
10 posted on 05/16/2007 10:11:42 AM PDT by Map Kernow ("...stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you..." -Deut. 21:21)
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To: K-oneTexas
Yes, neocons have outlived their usefulness.

Go Pat Go!

11 posted on 05/16/2007 10:20:48 AM PDT by Penner (Opinionated Buchananite Sleeper Troll)
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To: K-oneTexas
Great article from Mr. Buchanan. I am glad to see the level of respect due him in this thread, too. No, I don’t always agree with him, but I am F A R from believing that he is dangerous or useless.

What is wrong with Mr. Bush? I mean, supporting the Law of the Sea Treaty ??!! Let’s get the ears of our Congress people on this — against this.

I’m so sick of having a Democrat in the White House under conservative GOP guise. Mr. Buchanan’s rightness on this stuff illustrates the thin dime between the two major parties is beginning to feel like tin foil. It would matter NOT in policy or direction for the nation in general whether there is an Edwards or Giuliani in the White House (I just saw the Edwards 47% to Giuliani’s 45% poll thread).

Actually, Mr. Buchanan’s article revives very much feeling that the men nominated and elected are controlled by someone else anyway ; a feeling that elections don’t much matter at all any more.

I will still vote.

12 posted on 05/16/2007 10:23:08 AM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: Iwo Jima
What's wrong with this article. I couldn't find a single thing to disagree with.

What's "wrong" is statements such as this one:

Why should the United States, now the world's largest debtor nation, go out into the capital markets and borrow billions, so the World Bank and IMF can continue to subsidize the most corrupt and least competent regimes on earth? Does this make sense?

What's the problem with that?

For one thing, even if we're the largest debtor nation, we're not in that state because of our support for the World Bank and IMF. He's comparing apples and oranges.

This particular aromatic nugget tells us a lot about Pat's own isolationism, and very little about anything useful.

13 posted on 05/16/2007 10:31:33 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: K-oneTexas
I'm really sick of Pat Buchanan and the Jew baiting stuff. I'm sick of hearing about how the GOP bows to it's Jew Masters in Israel. I'm tired of seeing this bastard go after good men like Wolfowitz.

Hey Pat...we went to war against Nazi Germany. Sorry your corner of the party backed the wrong horse in that one. We decided blaming Jews for the world's ills ain't gonna cut it.

Kick this old Jew hating isolationist into the Libertarian party where he belongs.
14 posted on 05/16/2007 10:37:08 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: K-oneTexas
Good. We agree then. I just get so tired of Freepers who say that anything that Pat Buchanan ever said must be wrong.
15 posted on 05/16/2007 10:37:20 AM PDT by Iwo Jima ("Close the border. Then we'll talk.")
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To: r9etb
I totally agree with that statement by Buchanan. There should not be such a thing as the World Bank or the IMF. But if other countries want to play at such things, we should not be involved. To borrow money to give to third world despots is the height of insanity. How can you possibly approve of such ruinous idiocy? Do you hate America that much?
16 posted on 05/16/2007 10:42:08 AM PDT by Iwo Jima ("Close the border. Then we'll talk.")
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To: DesScorp
What in this article is "Jew baiting"? Nothing!

I am sick and tired of people like you trying to shut off debate by charging that anyone who disagrees with them hates Jews. Reverse anti-Semitism is just as wrong as blaming Jews for the world's ills.

Grow up and discuss ideas like a rational adult.
17 posted on 05/16/2007 10:47:05 AM PDT by Iwo Jima ("Close the border. Then we'll talk.")
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To: Iwo Jima
I totally agree with that statement by Buchanan. There should not be such a thing as the World Bank or the IMF.

You are certainly free to be against the World Bank or IMF. But Pat attempts to use our status as the "largest debtor nation" as an argument against them, and that's just stupid.

It is much easier to say what Buchanan did, than to make a real argument. But for him to make a real argument, would be to admit also that, for all their problems, there are also legitimate strategic reasons for supporting one or both organizations.

Buchanan is particularly bad -- worse than useless -- when it comes to seeing how addressing international considerations can (and do) serve the national interest. The cowardly argument he proffers in this instance is at least better than his usual blather ... which isn't much of a compliment.

18 posted on 05/16/2007 11:14:15 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: K-oneTexas

All I can say is, “Do we need Duncan Hunter, or not?!!!” I supported Pat Buchanan in his run, as did, I believe Rep. Hunter. I once suggested that NWO-NAU Bush should be impeached and got my post deleted by the moderator. It is high time this country came out of the Globalist Bushes!
So come on, make my day.


19 posted on 05/16/2007 11:22:44 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: Iwo Jima
"What in this article is "Jew baiting"? Nothing!"

Did you miss the part where he goes after Paul Wolfowitz? Paul is a Jew and a "neo-con", and Buchanan has being moaning for years about how neo-cons (code word for Republican Jew in DC) control Bush and DC for the benefit of Israel. THAT is Jew baiting. This story is just the latest volley in a constant stream of fire toward what Buchanan considers sneaky Jews in DC.
20 posted on 05/16/2007 11:44:58 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: r9etb
But Pat attempts to use our status as the "largest debtor nation" as an argument against them, and that's just stupid.

An argument. Not THE argument. Just AN argument. Why is it so stupid anyway? We are deeply in debt as a nation. This might be an area to save some money, reduce expenses. Why not talk about it?

But for him to make a real argument, would be to admit also that, for all their problems, there are also legitimate strategic reasons for supporting one or both organizations.

Strategic reasons for supporting? Ok, let's hear them---from YOU.

Your choice of the word strategic is interesting. Would a non-bank employee choose that word? Who do you work for, WB, or IMF? Inquiring minds want to know! Afraid such talk might result in your rice bowl being taken away? Here is why outdated useless institutions persist: government JOBS; government is its own interest group; plus each job provides a revenue stream to the IRS, a constituency, a political power base.

21 posted on 05/16/2007 11:46:59 AM PDT by Jason_b
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To: Jason_b
Would a non-bank employee choose that word? Who do you work for, WB, or IMF? Inquiring minds want to know!

My, my. What a predictable rejoinder.

22 posted on 05/16/2007 11:58:12 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Mr. Mojo
You mean the SAME Reagan who pushed for free trade with Mexico, spoke of a "North American Union", was a staunch supporter of NATO and the EU, and called for increased economic ties with Asia?

Yeah, that Ronnie was a regular Robert Taft/Sarc.

23 posted on 05/16/2007 12:00:54 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: DesScorp
Did you miss the part where he goes after Paul Wolfowitz? Paul is a Jew.....[stop right there]. Who cares what religion he is?

I think thou doth protest too much. In fact, when I see protestations such as yours towards anyone who questions the actions of anyone who is or may be a Jew, it reminds me of the reaction of islamic zealots to anyone who wants to investigate any interesting point that that group might consider embarassing, the age of Mo's wife Aisha, the fact that islam is spread by the sword is another one they try to hide. Always, you must not question! You must not question! I wonder whom they learned that tactic from?

I think increasing numbers of people are starting to see that it isn't right that certain individuals are able to exercise extraordinary privileges protected behind a wall of interference put up by people like you.

In fact, your objections and name calling make me more suspicious. Now I want to know more about what he did, to see what all the fuss is about.

Growing up the neighborhood kids had a joke, a name called out, the person would say back, "that's my name, don't wear it out." Anti-semite. That is getting very worn out. It is losing its effect. Good enlightened people don't want to be bigoted but at the same time you call us anti-semite too many times and I begin to wonder what it is you have to hide. People are willing to bend backwards only so many times. Personally I hope you continue overusing that slur, it would be good for you to wear it out even faster.

Pat's article; stands on its own merits. Very good.

24 posted on 05/16/2007 12:16:04 PM PDT by Jason_b
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To: Iwo Jima
I'm not the isolationist that Buchanan is, so I disagree with his assertion that we should bring all of our forces that are arguably part of NATO home.

It's also worth pointing out that our allies in NATO joined us in going after Afghanistan, so NATO hasn't outlived it's usefulness for us (though I'd boot out the French).

However, I also agree with the vast majority of what Buchanan wrote in this article, which is extremely rare.

25 posted on 05/16/2007 12:33:19 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: DesScorp
I am really sick and tired of this cr@p that "Neocon" is code word for "Jew." Irving Kristol -- A JEW -- coined the term "Neocon" because he did not want to be associated with those terrible conservatives.

I oppose Wolfowitz, Kristol, and all Neocons -- their term, not mine -- because of their belief in big government especially global government, not because of their religion. Not all Neocons are Jews, you know (Fred Barnes comes to mind).

Since according to you we can't use the term that the Neocons use to describe themselves, then just what term are we allowed to use? The you-know-what's?
26 posted on 05/16/2007 12:35:11 PM PDT by Iwo Jima ("Close the border. Then we'll talk.")
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To: Jason_b
Strategic reasons for supporting? Ok, let's hear them

Going to dodge the question? You know something Pat doesn't?

27 posted on 05/16/2007 12:37:15 PM PDT by Jason_b
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To: Iwo Jima

Well since you aren’t supposed to be questioning them anyway, why do you need to refer to them at all?


28 posted on 05/16/2007 12:39:58 PM PDT by Jason_b
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To: Omega Man II
Putin's anti-USA rhetoric started before us putting assets on Russia's border, and we are putting those assets there because they are strategically positioned to defend us against our enemies in the Middle East. Enemies that Russia has been lending significant aid to by both selling them weapons and running interference for them diplomatically in the UN.

The UN has long been useless because Russia and China veto any meaningful resolution in the Security Council, and the French have joined in in both the political obstruction and in selling weapons to our enemies.

I have little doubt that Russia would go back to it's own games if it had the power to do so and there wasn't opposition to keep them from doing so.

Pat Buchanan is delusional as the left when it comes to believing that the problems of the world are all our fault, and everyone would get along just fine if we minded our own business.

However, that doesn't mean that his points about withdrawing from useless and corrupt international institutions aren't valid.

29 posted on 05/16/2007 12:44:40 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: r9etb

Not to mention his declaring NATO to have had no purpose for the last 15 years, despite the fact that it was our allies in NATO that came to our aid after 9/11 and joined us in going after Afghanistan, and who are still fighting there. Obviously some allies proved more true than others, but declaring NATO useless when they are currently fighting effectively in OUR defense is more than a bit rude.


30 posted on 05/16/2007 12:49:57 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: K-oneTexas

I don’t agree with Buchanan 100 percent of the time, but I do agree with 100 percent of this particular article.

There are a lot of people in the Republican party - especially Buches 41 and 43 - who are trying to move America towards a one world government. The elder Bush even loved using the phrase “new world order”. Problem is, most of the rest of the world is socialist or totalitarian. I have no intention of being subjected to their laws.

Best is the devolution of power. Get out of the IMF, the world bank, the UN, and NATO. They have outlived their usefulness, as Buchanan points out. Then force the federal government to start living under their enumerated power.

It is no mistake that in 3 years of law school, my ultralib professors never mentioned the 10th amendment. The were far more interested in just how far you can stretch the 14 amendment and commerce clauses instead. For lawyers, libs, and “one world order” Repubs, government is all about putting all power into as few hands as possible.


31 posted on 05/16/2007 4:06:40 PM PDT by WWTD
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To: untrained skeptic
“Not to mention his declaring NATO to have had no purpose for the last 15 years, despite the fact that it was our allies in NATO that came to our aid after 9/11 and joined us in going after Afghanistan, and who are still fighting there.”

Would that have happened outside the NATO or not? Did we have alliances with those countries before NATO or not?

32 posted on 05/16/2007 6:23:17 PM PDT by FredHunter08 (Guiliani! Come and Take Them!)
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To: DesScorp
Good God man! No mention of Israel anywhere in the article! What's wrong with you?

Anybody who opposes the establishment of an American Empire is anti-semitic?

33 posted on 05/30/2007 3:25:44 AM PDT by Remember_Salamis (A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one!)
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To: DesScorp

So criticism of anybody who is jewish is “anti-semitic”?


34 posted on 05/30/2007 3:26:58 AM PDT by Remember_Salamis (A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one!)
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To: Remember_Salamis
"So criticism of anybody who is jewish is “anti-semitic”?"

First off, I don't use "anti-semitic". That's a copout phrase. If someone hates Jews, I call them what they are....a Jew hater.

Second, when Buchannon stops harping about the Jewish conspiracy to control Washington DC for the benefit of Israel, then I'll shut up about the fact that he hates Jews.
35 posted on 05/30/2007 6:43:03 AM PDT by DesScorp
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