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PRESS RELEASE


The United Nations Must Declare:
The President of the United States Is Insane

Oct. 4, 2002 (EIRNS)—Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon H. LaRouche today issued the following statement, for immediate international release.

"By their pattern of bizarre behavior, the President—and the Vice-President—of the United States, have shown themselves to be insane.

"They are conducting themselves in such as manner as to violate the most fundamental principles of international law that have existed since the formation of the United Nations at the end of World War II. No President of the United States could support such insane policies, unless he himself were clinically insane.

"Therefore, the United Nations Security Council must recognize this fact, and it should suspend its current debate and negotiations over the insane demands being made by the President of the United States. Stop negotiating over the demands of a madman! The United Nations should declare that the President of the United States is insane, and then proceed from that standpoint.

"How else can you explain what the President and the Vice-President are doing? They are launching a war of aggression, in violation of the United States Constitution, and in violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations. They are launching a war of aggression—an act which was defined as an offense against international law by the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, an act for which twelve defendants were convicted and seven were sentenced to death by hanging. The principles of law recognized in the judgment of the Nuremberg Tribunal were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950.

"Could a President of the United States of America, who was not insane, proceed with such reckless abandon to violate such principles of law, which have been the foundation of the post-war international order?

"The United Nations must issue a declaration to the effect that the U.S. President is insane. Someone objects, that this would violate diplomatic protocol? Would they rather pretend that the President of the United States is not insane, and let him launch a new Thirty Years War and plunge the world into a new Dark Age? This is the only way to force reality into the current situation."