Should U.S. Foreign Policy be determined by the United Nations?

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John Kerry and the United NationsAuthored by Michael Pate on September 3rd, 2004 at 3:21 PM Revised on George W. Bush has one view of America.To everything we know there is a season – a time for sadness, a time for struggle, a time for rebuilding. And now we have reached a time for hope. This young century will be liberty’s century. By promoting liberty abroad, we will build a safer world. By encouraging liberty at home, we will build a more hopeful America. Like generations before us, we have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom. This is the everlasting dream of America – and tonight, in this place, that dream is renewed. Now we go forward – grateful for our freedom, faithful to our cause, and confident in the future of the greatest nation on earth. God bless you, and may God continue to bless America. – YesterdayJohn Kerry has always had another.In the future, the U.S. must fix goals which are tenable. – 1965The United States must, I think, bring itself to understand that the policy of intervention that was right for Western Europe does not and cannot find the same application to the rest of the world. We have not really lost the desire to serve. We question the very roots of what we are serving. – 1966I’m an internationalist. I’d like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations. – 1970If Saddam Hussein is permitted to go about his effort to build weapons of mass destruction and to avoid the accountability of the United Nations, we will surely reap a confrontation of greater consequence in the future. – 1997Mr. Kerry also said the president should press the United Nations to create a commission to investigate possible war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. He urged Mr. Bush to press the Security Council to impose sanctions on the Sudanese government in Khartoum, the capital, including freezing the assets of government leaders and their business affiliates, outlawing arms sales or transfers to Sudan, and embargoing Sudanese oil…On the question of military intervention, Mr. Kerry said the administration should push the United Nations to deploy an international force and to authorize it to use all means necessary to disarm militias, protect civilians and allow aid to get through. – TodayIn the entire history of the United Nations, it seems likely that no one has believed in it as much as John Kerry, the Eleanor Roosevelt of our generation. Perhaps instead of running for President, he should seek the post of General Secretary.