Skip to comments.BUSH'S COOL RECEPTION ?????
Posted on 09/22/2004 5:05:47 AM PDT by beaureguard
John Kerry and his keepers are making a big deal out of the cool reception President Bush received at the United Nations yesterday. Even some members of the media are joining in. I listened to a CNN newscast where it was reported that Bush's speech was not interrupted once by applause, and that there was only polite applause at the finish. This is supposed to give you the idea that Bush's speech was in contrast with other foreign leaders who are apparently met with with multiple interruptions of raucous applause and a balloon drop at the end.
Compare the approach of CNN with that of Fox News. Fox reported that the custom at the UN is that speeches are not to be interrupted with applause, and that applause at the end of the speech is to be merely polite. You are, however, allowed to hammer your shoe on the table if that floats your particular boat. This report by Brit Hume is, of course, further proof that Fox News is merely a sounding board for right wing kooks.
But what about the speech itself? The speech was a home run .. the crowd just doesn't understand baseball. Bush's speech was filled with the kind of thing that the UN diplomats, dictatorships didn't want to hear. Bush talked of all sorts of crazy stuff about liberty, democracy, human rights, freedom and dignity. Those are the kinds of things that the United Nations is supposed to stand for, but clearly does not. Never really has.
President Bush told the UN diplomats that "Both the American Declaration of Independence and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaim the equal value and dignity of every human life. That dignity is honored by the rule of law, limits on the power of the state, respect for women, protection of private property, free speech, equal justice, and religious tolerance." Limits on the power of the state? Just how many of the people in that audience wanted to hear any nonsense on limiting the power of the state? And what's this about protection of private property? Doesn't Bush understand that all property really belongs to the state? Free speech? Religious tolerance? Who is this cowboy trying to kid?
Do you know what these delegates really wanted to hear? They wanted the type of speech that John Kerry would deliver. They wanted to hear of appeasement. They wanted to hear that the United States was fully prepared to cripple it's own manufacturing economy for the sake of strengthening the economies of Euro-weenies and third-world dictators. They wanted to hear that American would, from this point on, only send its troops overseas when the United Nations approved. They wanted a speech ringing with the surrender of American sovereignty. Elect The Poodle this year and they may get exactly what they want next year ... but for now they deal with George Bush.
The fact is that the United Nations does not share the values of the United States. Try as he might, President Bush cannot say or do anything that will put the miserable and blatantly anti-American United Nations in a positive light. They have been a failure. It may no longer be in the best interests of the United States to continue participating. After all, we're paying the majority of the bill for this pathetic waste of avaluable New York real estate. Anyway, back to the speech.
Bush then started off six paragraphs with the phrase "Because we believe in human dignity..." and went on to talk about things that the United States has done to make the world a better place. Fighting AIDS, poverty, human trafficking, debt relief and so on. But you see, that doesn't matter. No matter what America does, it is never enough. There was nothing Bush could have said to that inept body yesterday that would have made them view America in a positive light. Nothing.
They hate the United States for the same reason terrorists do. They hate our freedom, they hate our way of life, they hate our economic and military strength. It's time to go.
Just one idea to leave you with. Can you imagine what would happen if the United States announced that at some time certain it was going to withdraw from the United Nations and cease all further funding. At that time the United States would form a new international organization loosely modeled after the UN .. but with one huge difference. Only states who's leaders are popularly elected in open and free elections, and who place civilians in charge of the military, will be allowed to join.
First rate report !
who cares what the UN thinks?... it's a badge of honor that W was ignored and hated there...means he's doing the right thing
Who cares what the UN thinks? Bunch of phony politicians that think they actually have some power. I vote we lob a cruise missile into their general assembly. Killing terrorists you know. I mean what the hell, Clinton wasted one on an aspirin factory. At least this one would do some good.
Bush hits his fair share of home runs when he's in friendly territory...it's nice to see him jack one out of the park in an away game.
The UN always holds their applause until the end of a speech. Kofi and his crew were rude but Bush has supporters there as well. Lots of them don't understand english well enough to follow such a speech anyway.
When Bush spoke to the UN (foreigners who cannot vote in our election, and who frequently wish failure upon us) he got a typical, restrained reaction in accordance with UN custom. And the media tries to spin this as a big problem.
Old Media. So dead.
Kerry should be more concerned with the National Guard men and women who gave HIM a "cool reception" last week, before he worries about President Bush getting a "cool reception" from the UN.
The members of the National Guard are US VOTERS.
The members of the UN are not.
Well, to be honest, if Bush was received with handshakes, well-wishes and applause by the United Nations, then I would be seriously concerned.
The UN is like a bunch of Democrats--can't take care of themselves but want to tell everybody else what to do.
If Bush had delivered the same speech to a joint session of Congress his applause would still be resounding in the ears of millions of Americans.
It was a lecture to the world.
It was a phenomenal speech!!
Bush has elevated the discussion.
Bush is the TR of this new century.
A century from now his name will be spoken in the same breath as Lincoln, FDR and Reagan.
Bingo! That is the UN way. Appease, appease, appease and maybe the bad guys will just get bored and stop doing bad things!!
Hey Kerry and your UN appeaseniks, There is no P-E-A-C-E in A-P-P-E-A-S-E-M-E-N-T.
Uh. If the UN is so unimportant, why are we in it? Perhaps to keep other countries like welfare states to us so we can influence their policies? Is it any wonder that they treat us in contempt, much like those on welfare here, who feel like the government is not giving them enough freebies. The U.S knows exactly what price WE TAXPAYERS must pay to keep the UN going. It is our extortion racket.
The media games stay the same. During all the radio commercials, they constantly give Kerry a free ad. They play bits of his speech on almost every station break. Free advertising for Kerry, very little for GWB.
I REALLY Like this idea. The fact that we are kept "on par" with third world despots at the UN is appalling to me.
Though stated by others, even here on Free Republic, this is an idea whose time has come.
Perhaps in GWB's second term?
Pretty lame answer. Each seat has a plug for optional ear phones. Every speach is available in the six official languages of the UN. Actually Teresa Heinz originally came to the US to be one of those translators. That is where she met her first John.
As was said, speeches given to that august body are not interrupted until the end and then only polite applause is given. The speech was well taken and for those who were watching Fox or reading on the Net, heard or read foreign leaders approve of the President's speech. The MSM of course did not report or show any of that. It was a wonderful speech for people who are willing to go the long road to rid the world of terrorists...sort of an "Appeasers Need Not Apply" speech and a thank you to those who are sincerely working to stop terrorism.
The MSM is on everyones radar now as being biased and untruthful reporting.
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