George H.W. Bush

President George H. W. Bush pursued an effective approach In foreign affairs which he called The New World Order.  When confronted with Iraqi aggression against Kuwait, Bush organized a United Nations coalition that  brought Jews and Arabs, capitalists and communists, and every other unlikely combination together, and under the authority of unanimous Security Council resolutions, the entire world cooperated to repulse and  contain Saddam Hussein.

This first Gulf war was fought with a clear mission statement featuring a brief engagement, an exit strategy, and it left Saddam Hussein contained, with UN inspectors in place. It was also fought with shared risks and costs, at minimum expense and with few casualties.

George H. W. Bush made the UN work as it had never worked before.  His New World Order had worldwide support and it was morally correct.

On April 13, 1991, President Bush delivered an important address at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, titled, “The Possibility of a New World Order:  Unlocking the Promise of Freedom.”