Madam President? Nikki Haley is Making Waves

Some are calling today’s UN resolution condemning the US for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (which it is) as a big defeat for President Trump. I disagree. Instead we can take great pride in our UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, who politely told this collection of cowardly and corrupt half-nations that it is not they who decide where America will place its embassies. It is the US who decides.


Haley also reminded the diplomatic leeches that it is the US who finances the largest share of the UN’s budget and the US who provides more in foreign aid than anybody. That foreign aid will be reevaluated, she said.


What a refreshing difference from Susan Rice and Samantha Power, President Obama’s ambassadors to the UN. When did they ever stand up and defend our country in front of this corrupt body? They were both too busy prying into the communications of political opponents, specifically, the Trump campaign team. They were part of a feckless administration that spent 8 years apologizing for America’s past actions.


President Trump has not suffered a defeat. It is the UN who has suffered a defeat. The American people have once again been reminded of how corrupt and anti-Israel the UN is.


I recognize that many of the countries who voted against us did so for purely domestic consumption. Some privately would have liked to support us but felt they couldn’t for various local and regional reasons. Many countries didn’t vote at all, which is a positive. I don’t expect massive cuts in foreign aid. I do hope there will be at the very least a symbolic reduction in foreign aid to certain countries as well as a significant reduction in funding to the UN. Frankly, I would like to see the UN collapse and reformed as a body of free, democratic countries. One of Haley’s best lines today was reminding her audience that unlike many of their governments, the US Government is responsible to its citizens.


Ambassador Haley is serving her country well at the UN. I believe and I hope that President Trump has bigger things in store for her in his administration. She personifies the President’s America First theme. Think what you will of Trump’s style, which I often disagree with, but he and Haley are patriots who are tired of other countries walking over us. A strong America is the best hope for world peace. We have shown that today in the UN.

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About the author

Gary Fouse

Born 1945 in Los Angeles. Currently employed since 1998 as adjunct teacher at University of California at Irvine Ext. teaching English as a second language.
Education: BS in Police Science and Administration California State University at Los Angeles (1970)
Master of Education at University of Virginia (1993)
Served three years in US Army Military Police Corps at Erlangen, Germany 1966-68.
1970-1973- Criminal Investigator with US Customs
1973-1995 Criminal Investigator with Drug Enforcement Administration. Stationed in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Milan, Italy, Pittsburgh and Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, Va until retirement.
Author of Erlangen-An American's History of a German Town-University Press of America 2005
The Story of Papiamentu-A Study in Slavery and Language, University Press of America, 2002
The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics-Their History and Development, University Press of America, 2000

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