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Why should the world bow to the US' policies?

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Submitted by Hugh Barr (United Arab Emirates), Oct 1, 2002 at 07:47

What chance does the United Nations have to maintain world peace when articles like this one argue that the whole world should step aside and bow to the extremist policies of one nation?

In spite of what you may think that United Nations is not a collection of "assorted dictators." The majority of member states are from freely elected democracies which may have smaller armies and less money than the United States but do have as much right to an opinon as you do.

And where does this idea of "forwarding human rights and defeating dictators" come from? Is this the same nation that has propped up corrupt dictatorships in Central America for years? The country that engineered the overthrow of the democratically elected president of Chile and replaced him with the butcher Pinochet?
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