Liberals like to talk about the “culture of corruption.” But liberal groups opposing the nomination of John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations have a scandal of their own.
The attacks on Bolton’s nomination were compared to the misrepresentation of Robert Bork’s views when he was nominated by President Reagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.  It was a vicious campaign of character assassination. Bolton was given a recess or temporary appointment to the U.N. by President Bush after Senate liberals filibustered his nomination.
However, when “moderate” Senator George Voinovich later changed his mind, from opposing to supporting Bolton, another vote on Bolton’s nomination was scheduled, in order to give him a permanent appointment that will be good until January 2009.
While Voinovich is now on Bolton’s side, other Senators are said to be waffling on his nomination. The critical showdown vote is coming soon.
But what has not been known until now is that an organization associated with billionaire leftist and convicted inside trader George Soros had hired a controversial Democratic Party political consultant to help organize its campaign against Bolton. This consultant, Robert B. Creamer, was under indictment at the time and subsequently pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud and tax charges. On April 5, he was sentenced to five months in prison and is currently serving time in the Terra Haute Federal Correctional Institute.
What’s more, Creamer is married to liberal Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky, who serves in the House Democratic leadership as Chief Deputy Whip. A supporter of Howard Dean's presidential campaign, one of her websites features photos of her with comedian and political activist Al Franken.
Schakowsky had steadfastly maintained her husband’s innocence. After his guilty plea, she declared that, "In my heart, I know that these mistakes do not define or diminish this good man, or the good work that he has done over the last 40 years or that he will do in the future.” 
In fact, as noted by CBS 2 Chicago in a report on this matter, Creamer paid himself a six-figure salary “while leaving several banks holding the bag” because of his check-kiting schemes.
This time, the anti-Bolton forces have called on their allies in the media, such as Warren Hoge of the New York Times, who wrote a July 23 article citing anonymous sources at the U.N. as saying Bolton is too difficult to work with. Liberal Senator Chris Dodd immediately cited this story as evidence that Bolton should be defeated!
Bolton’s opposition to world government and global taxes is needed now more than ever. As our recent reports indicate (please go to www.stopglobaltaxes.org), the latest efforts to pass global taxes involve exploiting the health problem known as AIDS. By using an issue like this, which inspires caring and compassion, it is anticipated that opposition to global taxes can be eliminated. It is being said that the problem is such -- and so much money is needed to treat victims – that global taxes will have to be put on the table. In fact, at the September U.N. General Assembly meeting, the entity known as UNITAID is being officially launched. This is the receptacle for global tax revenue to finance pharmaceutical drug purchases being generated by an international tax on airline travel.
Meanwhile, it is noteworthy that billionaire George Soros, a prominent supporter of global taxes and convicted inside trader, has increased his stake in the stocks of various pharmaceutical companies that may benefit from this scheme. The most recent report by Soros Fund Management LLC shows new or bigger stakes in several pharmaceutical companies, Reuters reported on August 14. 
In the campaign against Bolton, various Soros-funded organizations were being actively assisted by a group openly supporting world government and global taxes. That group, Citizens for Global Solutions, is the new name for the World Federalist Association (WFA).
The WFA has openly stated that a “world federation,” a euphemism for world government, can be achieved by advancing “step by step toward global governance” through establishing new U.N.-associated entities such as the International Criminal Court and by passing measures like the Law of the Sea Treaty. One of its main priorities is “To provide the U.N. with sustained and independent sources of funding.” That is, global taxes.
However, the group was so concerned about the negative connotations of being associated with the terms “world federalism,” “world federation” and “world government” that it changed its name.
One of the WFA’s current projects is to create a rapid reaction “United Nations Emergency Peace Service.” A formal proposal for the creation of such a force has been published by its sister organization, the World Federalist Movement, and Rep. Albert Wynn, the recipient of cash from its PAC, has introduced a bill, H. Res. 180, to create it.
Its PAC has also given $5000 to Senator Rick Santorum’s political opponent, Bob Casey, who is promising a “new direction” in foreign and domestic policy. Another candidate supported by the Citizens for Global Solutions PAC is Joseph Sestak, a favorite of many former Clinton officials who is opposing Rep. Curt Weldon in Pennsylvania.
The Anti-Bolton Lobbying Campaign
A “Lobbying Registration” document on file with Congress says that Robert Creamer and Linda Saucedo of the Strategic Consulting Group were hired to “Fight the nomination of John Bolton for US Ambassador to United Nations.” The Strategic Consulting Group describes itself as “one of the country’s leading Democratic political consulting firms.” 
The clients were listed as the Open Society Institute, which is exempt from United States income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and The Open Society Policy Center, which is organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Both were “established” By George Soros, who spends between $400 million and $500 million a year through his organizations.  Soros is a convicted inside trader. 
The Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), which describes itself as “a non-partisan organization that engages in policy advocacy on U.S. and International issues, including foreign operations, criminal justice reform, human rights, women's rights and civil liberties,” is closely associated with the Open Society Institute. For example, Gara La Marche, the secretary of the Board of Directors of the OSPC, is the director of U.S. programs for the OSI. Aryeh Neier, chairman of the OSPC board, is president of OSI. Morton Halperin, who is executive director of the OSPC, is director of the Open Society Institute in Washington, D.C.
Halperin, a former Department of Defense and National Security Council official, is a former associate of CIA defector and Castro collaborator Philip Agee. He serves as senior vice president at the Center for American Progress, another Soros-funded group.
In a telephone interview, Creamer associate Linda Saucedo called the filing of the lobbying registration statement a mistake. “We did some phone calls,” she said. “It’s not considered direct lobbying.” She said “it was hardly anything” in terms of money, “a couple thousand dollars.” Saucedo also said that, contrary to what the registration said, the Open Society Policy Center, a 501 (c) 4 organization, was the only client and that the Open Society Institute was not involved.
Wendy Feliz Sefsaf, communications liaison officer for the Open Society Policy Center, confirmed that over five days in April 2005, Strategic Consulting “contacted Rhode Islanders concerning the Bolton nomination” and that the firm was paid $4,642.05 for these services. Their target was Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island.
The fact remains that Creamer and his firm were hired in April 2005 when he was under indictment by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Patrick J. Fitzgerald. Creamer pleaded guilty in a plea agreement revealed on August 31, 2005. Creamer admitted operating three check-kiting schemes resulting in bank fraud totaling at least $2.3 million. The actions involved accounts he controlled as executive director of the Illinois Public Action Fund, a so-called “public interest” group.
Asked about Creamer’s role and his legal problems, Saucedo said, “I can’t help you on that,” and suggested contacting his attorneys.
The Anti-Bolton Effort
Groups publicly opposing Bolton appeared together at an April 4, 2005, National Press Club event. They were Citizens for Global Solutions ; the Open Society Policy Center; the Union of Concerned Scientists; Physicians for Social Responsibility; Peace Action; American Progress Action Fund ; Friends Committee on National Legislation; and 20/20 Vision. 
Another player in the anti-Bolton campaign was Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, whose “PAC for a Change” organized a campaign to “Change Lincoln Chafee’s Mind on John Bolton”  and get the Rhode Island senator to oppose his nomination.
Boxer declared, “My Democratic colleagues and I have been working overtime to try to convince at least one fellow Republican committee member to join with us. At this point, our best chance may well rest with Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee from Rhode Island. Unfortunately, Senator Chafee has decided to reluctantly support the Bolton nomination, despite the fact that a new Zogby poll shows that over 80% of Rhode Islanders oppose the nomination.”
The Phony Poll
The Zogby poll,  entitled “Poll of Rhode Island Voters about the John Bolton Nomination,” was a key part of the anti-Bolton campaign. Like Boxer, Halperin argued in an op-ed that over 80% of Rhode Island voters say they want his nomination rejected, “according to a recent Zogby International poll.”
The pro-world government Citizens for Global Solutions issued a release about the poll, insisting that “Over 80 percent of Rhode Islanders oppose the
nomination of John Bolton for U.S. Ambassador to UN, according to a recent survey taken by Zogby.” 
In fact, When asked, “Should Senator Chafee vote for or against John Bolton for the next US Ambassador to the United Nations?”, the results were:
Vote for 17 %
Vote against 32 %
Not sure 51 %
The poll got 81 percent in opposition to the nomination only by listing several alleged negative positions or beliefs attributed to Bolton. For example it was claimed that Bolton had “put nuclear negotiations in jeopardy by insulting North Korea.”
What was this insult? Bolton had described North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il as a “tyrannical dictator” who “lives like royalty in Pyongyang” and “keeps hundreds of thousands of people locked in prison camps with millions more mired in abject poverty, scrounging the ground for food. For many in North Korea, life is a hellish nightmare.”
Telling the truth about the North Korean dictator became an “insult,” according to the anti-Bolton forces and the carefully contrived poll.
After attributing all of these negative statements to Bolton, the poll said, “The previous quotations, beliefs, and acts are those of John Bolton, President Bush’s nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Knowing what you know now, do you think Senator Chafee should vote for or against John Bolton for the next U.S. Ambassador to the UN?” This is how the 81 percent figure was obtained.
It was obviously designed to pressure Chafee to vote against Bolton.
Senator Boxer, who also promoted the poll, was involved in a controversial attempt to smear Bolton by citing the statements of an anti-Bolton critic named Lynne D. Finney. Barbara said Finney, described in press reports as a motivational speaker who cared about world peace, reported that Bolton had "screamed" at her more than 20 years ago. The Boston Globe reported that Boxer distributed Finney's letter to reporters.
We discovered that Finney is a specialist on the subject of "recovered memories" and charges $90 an hour for "conversations" on how to find "inner peace." Finney proclaims on her website that "We are becoming One" and that "Like popcorn, we are all popping faster and are reaching enlightenment at a rapid rate." She also claims to have been taught by "Tibetan monks and Master Nome in Santa Cruz, Calif." Master Nome is a Hindu religious teacher. 
Another Bolton accuser turned out to be a serial plagiarist. 
The favored candidates  of the world government lobby PAC in 2006:
The George Soros Agenda
If George Soros is the not-so-hidden hand behind the Democratic Party, as David Horowitz and Richard Poe maintain in their new book, The Shadow Party, then the Soros Open Society Institute (OSI) deserves close scrutiny. In addition to laying the groundwork for an international order in which the U.N. takes a far more prominent role, the Soros agenda involves subverting traditional American values and cultural institutions. In the name of solving the AIDS problem, for example, Soros-supported prostitutes are demanding their “rights.”
The topic may seem strange to those unfamiliar with the Soros agenda. Rather than oppose dangerous conduct, such as using illegal drugs, the Soros approach is to legalize such behavior and “reduce the harm” associated with it, such as by providing free needles to addicts. This approach, which actually encourages the dangerous behavior and puts more people at risk of contracting serious diseases and even death, is now being applied to prostitution. The Soros plan is to legalize prostitution and provide free condoms.
In the cases of illegal drugs and prostitution, the behavior would not only be legalized but taxed and regulated and thus approved by government.
It didn’t get any attention from the major media, but the cause of “sex workers” was a prominent topic at the recently concluded 16th International AIDS Conference, where a global tax to pay for AIDS treatment was a featured topic. And one of the main forces behind this movement is the OSI “Sexual Health and Rights Project,” which pushes special “rights” for prostitutes. OSI boasts that its staff and grantees participated in over 25 conference presentations, satellite sessions and press conferences at the AIDS event.
The official conference newspaper highlighted a workshop at the conference on the subject of sex workers, HIV and human rights. The moderator, Melissa Hope Ditmore, was one of those consulted by the OSI in the June 2006 OSI study, “Sex Workers Health and Rights: Where is the Funding?” The report highlighted the role of OSI and various Soros foundations, as well as the Ford Foundation, in subsidizing “a large number of sex workers organizations” and attacked the Bush Administration policy for refusing to fund such groups.
Internationally, in a recent interview with the Boston Globe, Soros claimed, “I'm against global government. Now [laughing] if you don't like a national government, you can move someplace else. A global government would probably interfere with our freedom more than national governments.” 
But the involvement of OSI in the campaign against John Bolton, a staunch advocate of American sovereignty, undermines that claim.
OSI’s collaborator, the Citizens for Global Solutions, was formerly known as the World Federalist Association and is a member of the World Federalist Movement (WFM). 
During the historic stand-off between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the World Federalist Association (WFA) was on the wrong side, collaborating with the Soviet Peace Committee, an instrument of the Soviet Communist regime. The WFA staged a “Mission to Moscow” and held several meetings with the Soviet Peace Committee for the purpose of “discussing the goal of general and complete disarmament” and “the strengthening of the United Nations.” At the time, the Soviets were trying to defeat the Reagan conventional and nuclear arms build-up and policy of supporting anti-Communist freedom fighters.
In particular, the WFA and its officials strongly opposed the policy of assisting Nicaraguan freedom fighters who were opposing the Soviet- and
Cuban-backed Nicaraguan Sandinista dictatorship. A suit filed by the WFA with the U.N.’s International Court of Justice had declared U.S. support of the freedom fighters, known as “Contras,” to be a violation of international law.
If the U.S. had complied with this dictate, Nicaragua would have remained a Communist dictatorship and Communism could have taken over all of Central America. But the Reagan policy forced the Sandinistas into holding free elections that the Communists lost. This defeat led to the Communists in El Salvador giving up their armed struggle and making peace with the government.
Growing the U.N. to Diminish U.S. Power
The WFA wants to transform the United Nations into a global state with independent military, police and judicial powers. One of its main priorities is “To provide the U.N. with sustained and independent sources of funding.”
In the WFA booklet, “The Genius of Federation: Why World Federation is The Answer to Global Problems,” the group describes how the Law of the Sea Treaty and the International Criminal Court (ICC) are both important steps on the road to world government. It says that a “world federation,” a euphemism for world government, can be achieved by advancing “step by step toward global governance, using the U.N….Let the U.N. establish new agencies such as an International Criminal Court (which can try individuals for violations of international law) or a U.N. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency…” The booklet goes on to say that “An organization is already in the process of being developed to control the exploitation of ocean resources, and similar agencies could be created to govern Antarctica and the moon.” (emphasis added). This is a reference to the Law of the Sea Treaty. (see page 12).
By adding more power, authority and functions to the United Nations, it says that, “national sovereignty would be gradually eroded until it is no longer an issue.”
An official 1997 WFA publication declared:
The World Federalist Movement was a key component of the coalition of U.N.-associated non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that brought the International Criminal Court into existence. They are now working to create the United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS). A formal proposal for the creation of such a force has been published by the WFM, with support from the Ford Foundation, and an international “Working Group for a U.N. Emergency Peace Service” is seeking to make the proposal into reality. The report predicts that the UNEPS “can be established in the foreseeable future” by working with NGOs in “civil society,” as well as “allies in the U.N. and interested governments.”
The CGS/WFA believes in the ultimate establishment of a “standing international military force” of 100,000 troops.
Rep. Albert Wynn, the recipient of cash from the CGS PAC, says this U.N. force  would include:
A prominent figure in the WFA was the late Alan Cranston, the far-left former California Senator who became chairman of the Gorbachev Foundation, named for the former Soviet President, Mikhail Gorbachev, who leads it. Cranston, himself accused of having a pro-Communist bent, spoke on the subject of a “nuclear-free world” at the twentieth anniversary conference of the Council for Secular Humanism, which envisions “a future without religion.” Cranston ran for president in 1984 as an outspoken critic of President Reagan.
In his book, The Sovereignty Revolution, written shortly before his death, Cranston described the Law of the Sea Treaty as the “most far-reaching and comprehensive system created thus far by the global community…” Cranston, who was president of the United World Federalists (1949-52), declared that Article 137 of the treaty contained “a unique provision that elevates sovereignty to a new and unprecedented level. It formally declares that in the open sea and everything beneath it all humanity is sovereign.” In other words, national sovereignty becomes a dead letter and the global community assumes jurisdiction and control.
Journalist and author Brian Crozier wrote in National Review that IPS was “the perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they were to originate openly from the KGB.” S. Steven Powell’s book on IPS, Covert Cadre, includes photographs of identified Soviet agents who attended IPS functions or associated with IPS personalities. He names two as KGB officers.
Nevertheless, the WFA was a recipient of $15,000 in American taxpayer money from the Congressionally-funded U.S. Institute of Peace to analyze the prospect of “standing peace forces and peacekeeping reserves” for the U.N., international tribunals, and a “world court on human rights.”
When the organization was founded in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1947, the local paper headlined the event “World Government Plan Outlined by Speakers.” Today, the World Federalist Movement features strong backing from U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who says, “Your movement has helped keep alive for fifty years the values which inspire the creation of the United Nations...”
Hillary Clinton and the WFA
Senator Richard Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, receives PAC money from the World Federalists and is praised by them for leading the campaign to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty. The WFA also featured then-First Lady and now-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in a video-taped address on October 19, 1999. Mrs. Clinton spoke to the group in the context of commending Walter Cronkite, the former anchorman of the CBS Evening News, and the WFA. Cronkite, who received the WFA’s 1999 global governance award, declared that “we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government” and that America must “yield up some of our sovereignty.”
In accepting the award, Cronkite, who became an official spokesman for the WFA after he stepped down as anchorman of the CBS Evening News, revealed that he had been asked to serve as a “Washington lobbyist” and spokesman for the world federalists when he began his journalistic career 50 years ago. In his book, A Reporter’s Life, Cronkite declared that “a system of world government” was “mandatory” and that “proud nations someday will see the light and, for the common good and their own survival, yield up their precious sovereignty…”
Mrs. Nane Annan, the Swedish wife of the U.N. Secretary-General, actor Michael Douglas, and then-WFA President John B. Anderson, the former congressman, were among those honoring Cronkite at the WFA event.
Cronkite also called for passage of several U.N. treaties, including:
In his own message to the group, dated June 22, 1993, Bill Clinton noted that Norman Cousins, the WFA founder, had “worked for world peace and world government.” Clinton didn’t disagree with those goals, adding, “Best wishes...for future success.” Clinton’s letter (see page 11) had been sent on the occasion of the WFA’s awarding of a “global governance” award to his Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, who handled Russian affairs. Talbott, a former columnist for Time magazine, wrote a column entitled “The Birth of the Global Nation,” arguing that in the next century “nationhood as we know it will be obsolete,” that we would all some day become world citizens, and that wars and human rights violations in the 20th century had clinched “the case for world government.” Talbott is now president of the Brookings Institution.
As controversial as the organization itself is Drew J. Asson, its deputy director for government relations, who “coordinates all election-related activities including Global Solutions PAC” and “manages candidates that Citizens for Global Solutions and its affiliated PAC have endorsed and/or supported.” He is also described as “the main contact person on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea…”  He describes himself as someone who assisted in the creation of a “globalist study group in Congress” and wants to “increase the number of globalist members of Congress.” 
Asson maintains a blog, which includes material from his work at CGS, where he says President Bush is a “little fascist” and behaves like “a drunken frat boy.” The blog  also includes such headlines as:
In the item headlined, Bush hates the Constitution and hates Arabs/Lebanese, Asson wrote that:
As Lebanon burns, Bush sits in his emperor's chair and pontificates. The US won't intervene in the bloodshed in Lebanon as Israel slaughters innocent civilians in its quest to kill the terrorist members of Hizbollah. Yes, those terrorists need to be brought to justice and their shower of missles and bombs on Israel must be condemned day and night. However, Israel's disproportionate response and its targeting of civilian infrastructure and innocent Lebanese must be condemned and must be halted. Bush and his royal court refuses to intervene, either because they love the messianic war being waged or they just don't care. (emphasis added).
Asson also wrote that:
US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton said that there is no moral equivalence to innocent civilians killed by Israeli aggression in Lebanon and Israelis who are killed by Hezbollah terrorists. His implication is that an innocent civilian Israeli life is worth more, morally, than an innocent civilian Lebanese life. This is ridiculous! Murder is murder. (emphasis added).
Regarding the Bernie Sanders race for the Senate in Vermont, Asson cited a news article and commented, “…this one is great. It's amazing to see a socialist who's currently a member of the US House of Representatives and the leader in the race to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Jim Jeffords (I-VT). I'm so excited about this race and wish Rep. Sanders the best of luck!”
In announcing its endorsed candidates, as well as those it contributes to, CGS says that, “We feel confident that these candidates share CGS’ vision, and will work to promote an interconnected, cooperative, and effective state-system…”
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 Its political action committee (PAC) has given campaign contributions to four Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee -- Barbara Boxer, Christopher Dodd, Russell Feingold, and Barack Obama - and committee chairman Republican Senator Richard Lugar.
 The American Progress Action Fund is an affiliate of the Center for American Progress.
 “U.N. Peacekeeping/Peace Enforcement Capability,” Campaign for Global Change. World Federalist Association. 1995.