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Norway should bet on the UN pact, not partnership with Bush.

Now the fight should be raised for loyalty to the UN Charter – and not just to every decision in the Security Council – to become part of Norwegian foreign policy. The United States has always been skeptical about approving binding international agreements that restrict its own freedom of action, whether it concerns climate destruction (Kyoto), the International Criminal Court or the UN in general. The United States, which has never respected the principles of the UN Charter, has in recent years increasingly shown that the United States gives the bluff in the UN when appropriate. It was no exaggeration when SV's last national meeting stated that the United States today is the biggest threat to world peace.

As early as 1991, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark focused on the fact that his own country's government used economic pressure to get its will in the UN. The Security Council's yes to the United States' first war against Iraq in 1991 is one example. Ramsey Clark then claimed that "the UN – a supposed peace-building institution has allowed itself to be corrupted into a force for war and war crimes." He pointed out that in the autumn of 1990, the United States spent tens of billions of dollars to get other states to. . .

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