Ted Cruz Makes Huge, Hypocritical U-Turn On The United Nations

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Ted Cruz has made it abundantly clear that he believes the U.N. plans to shut down America' golf courses and force us into hobbit homes. That's part of his insane conspiracy theory that “Agenda 21,” a 1992 resolution with suggestions for combating climate change, will exert dictatorial force over Americans' lives.

But if Cruz thinks it can help him win political points, the U.N. is exactly what we need. On ABC's “This Week,” on Sunday, Cruz said he doesn't think the U.S. should bomb Syria – and he offered this as part of his alternative plan:

“We should force a vote in the U.N. security council condemning Assad's use of chemical weapons to murder his own citizens,” Cruz said.

This, Cruz argued, would unite the world in opposition to Assad which would then…well, he didn't really explain. Whether you agree with a U.N. vote or not, it is unquestionably a ringing endorsement of the U.N. One that Ted Cruz is a massive hypocrite for making right now.

Read more and watch Cruz's appearance below the jump.Here's what Cruz said about Agenda 21 just a year ago. While reading this, ask yourself reading if in the 21 years since 1992, any of what Cruz warned about in 2012 has come to fruition:

In 1992, the United Nations adopted Agenda 21 to “achieve a more efficient and equitable world economy,” outlining a process to eliminate environmental decay and social injustice through micromanaging industries, communities, and culture. They will meet again next year to discuss its “progress” in over 100 nations.

The originator of this grand scheme is George Soros, who candidly supports socialism and believes that global development must progress through eliminating national sovereignty and private property. He has given millions to this project…

Agenda 21 attempts to abolish “unsustainable” environments, including golf courses, grazing pastures, and paved roads. It hopes to leave mother earth's surface unscratched by mankind. . . . Agenda 21 subverts liberty, our property rights, and our sovereignty.

The answer, of course, is a resounding no. It's a shame George Stephanopoulos didn't asked him about his Johnny-come-lately endorsement of the U.N., and hopefully the stir over his comments will prompt someone else to do just that.

Cruz has been his normal, reckless, extreme self on Syria. He said an air strike would mean the United States is acting as “al Qaeda's air force”…because of muddy intelligence he claims to possess about how the Syrian rebels are effectively part of al Qaeda. Politicians across the spectrum, including the White House and John McCain, have roundly criticized him for saying that.

Cruz summed up his views this way: “Just because Assad is a murderous tyrant doesn't mean his opponents are any better… Either the strike is really significant, it weakens Assad and the result is the rebels are able to succeed, and if that happened there is Al Qaeda taking over, or Al Nusra taking over, and extremist terrorists getting access to those chemical weapons, that hurts U.S. national security.”

Not that any of this really matters, Cruz then clarified. The real issue is…the Benghazi embassy attack, from a year ago. With the anniversary this week, Cruz wants the media to focus on slamming President Obama for already-debunked claims about administration negligence in protecting the embassy.

Because Ted Cruz has his priorities straight.

Here's the appearance:


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Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman has been a BOR staff writer since 2011. A graduate of the University of Texas, Ben has worked on campaigns, in political consulting, and has written for other news outlets like Think Progress. Ben considers campaign finance reform the fundamental challenge of our time because it distorts almost every other issue in American politics.

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