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Published on Sep 11, 2012
Occasionally, it's a good idea to look back at history to see what came before in order to understand how and why a present situation exists. Exactly eleven years prior to the terrorists attacks on September 11, 2001, George Bush Senior gave his famous "New World Order Speech" when he was addressing a joint session of Congress about what was then a recent conflict, the Persian Gulf War. Many have posted the specific excerpt from the speech, but I thought it would be nice to get the entire context, because far more is embedded in the speech than a simple reference to the "New World Order."
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