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Inside the Asylum: Why the United Nations and Old Europe are Worse Than You Think

Recorded on December 16, 2004

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

As Jed Babbin shows, the United Nations is more of an international criminal than a dispenser of legitimate international law.  If America wants to retain its sovereignty and security, it's time to escape from the UN asylum and say goodbye to the false friends of Old Europe.

 

In Inside the Asylum, Babbin exposes the shocking links between the UN and terrorist organizations.  He delves into the outrageous Oil-for-Food program - proving that the UN sold its moral legitimacy for oil, stuffed its own pockets at the expense of the Iraqi people, and undermined American pressure on Saddam Hussein.  He details the UN's raid on the American Treasury, providing a hair-raising glimpse into the UN bureaucracy, dominated by Third World staffers who consider the United States Treasury "the common heritage of mankind."  And, he shows how France and the United Nations have cost American lives in Iraq by their perverse delaying of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

The United Nations building in Manhattan is an international enclave, no longer American territory.  Inside the Asylum is a powerful argument that it's time to reclaim that land for America.


JED BABBIN
was a Deputy Undersecretary of Defense in the Administration of President George H. W. Bush.  He is a contributing editor of The American Spectator Magazine and a contributor to National Review Online.