Stan.” And why should the United States want to meddle innAfghan affairs? The Afghans have “suffered more than thenKuwaitis and the Kurds combined.”nAh, there’s the rub. Whether consciously or unconsciously,nSenator Hatch had succeeded in uncovering thentrue significance of the Persian Gulf War: it is the precedentnfor all future U.S. action on behalf of the New World Ordernand the standard against which all future action will benjudged. In other words, the United States is now morallynobligated to come to the aid of any people whose crisis ornmisfortune, historical suffering or oppression is greater thannthe sum total of misery endured by the Kurds and Kuwaitis.nOr as Senator Hatch put it, by not increasing our aid to thenAfghan resistance, the United States runs “the risk ofndeveloping a moral tunnel vision that blinds us to the tragicnfate of another people.”nThe ethnic strife between the Serbs andnCroatians or Palestinians and Jews receivesnmore press time and more presidentialnattention than the current tension and opennwarfare between Hispanic-Americans andnblacks, and cars burning in Seoul,nJohannesburg, or Jerusalem seem always tontrump cars burning in D.C.nPresident Bush, however, is getting a bum rap. Despitenthe lamentations of Messrs. Krauthammer and Hatch, thenNew World Order is in excellent health. Look at thenever-expanding role of our military in world affairs and thenvaried hats our soldiers have worn since the Persian GulfnWar began: they were the Defenders of Saudi Arabia, thenLiberators of Kuwait, the Gonquerors of Iraq, the Protectorsnof the”Kurds, and even the Saviors of the Bangladeshis. Andnwith Addis Ababa teetering on collapse, Indian democracynwallowing in blood, self-immolations smoldering in Seoul,nand tanks ready to roll iiito Groatia and Slovenia, thenopportunities for additional American military action abroadnin the near future are endless.nThere is virtually no job the American military will notnnow do on behalf of the New World Order. Once upon antime we thought an army was necessary to protect thenhomeland and deter aggressors; we were once even wary ofnthe domestic repercussions of a standing army. America’snNew Armed Services of the New World Order, however,nare busy abroad building villages, digging wells, clearingnroads, distributing food, healing the sick, and policing thenborders of countries thousands of miles away. Our militarynhas upgraded its job description and will now be not merelyna fighting force for hire, but will be all things to all people, ankind of armed synthesis of Oxfam, the Peace Gorps, and thenSalvation Army. It has, in essence, become the worid’s firstninternational 911 —with a switchboard in Washington andnUncle Sam as the dispatcher. Messrs. Krauthammer andnHatch underestimate how hard our military is working “tonbe all it can be.”n24/CHRONICLESnnnBut there is a sounder, more visible indicator that thenNew World Order is right on track, and it is found innthe form of nonverbal communication. In this age of medianthere is always a photograph or image that captures ansignificant historical moment and conveys its meaning morenpowerfully than words could ever do. The horrifyingnphotograph of the Vietnamese child running and screamingnin agony from the burning terror of napalm captured for annation, for good or ill, the tragedy of war and the quagmirenof Vietnam. The New Worid Order is no different. There isnone scene in particular that has become common copy fornour newspapers and news networks, and it is this: U.S.nsoldiers being greeted by hungry, destitute, or war-ravagednpeople with arms outstretched and eyes upturned in gratitudenthat their saviors have finally arrived.nThis scene has been replayed many times this year, andneach time the message is clear, the picture most telling, withnonly the geography and the troubled subjects varying thenscene: the crying, spiritually broken Iraqi soldier crawling tonthe leg of his American captor, the jubilant Kuwaitisnreaching up to touch the soldier-laden American tanksnrolling into a liberated Kuwait Gity, hungry and homelessnKurds reaching to the heavens to catch the U.S. militarynassignments of food and supplies, the sick and batterednBangladeshis chanting “faresta! faresta!” — Bengali forn”angel” — as the American military helicopters hover thunderouslynoverhead. Frank Gapra could have engineered nonmore moving and powerful pictures.nThese are the scenes that Americans must learn tonappreciate and enjoy if we are to secure our role in the NewnWorld Order. The United States could not play thencommanding role in the new order without an endlessnsupply of helpless people ready to accept our solicitude andnministrations. Our leaders are ever ready to clothe thennaked, heal the sick, and bring freedom and peace to allnpeople troubled and oppressed as long as the naked, sick,ntroubled, and oppressed reside outside the United States.nThe ethnic strife between the Serbs and Groatians ornPalestinians and Jews receives more press time and morenpresidential attention than the current tension and opennwarfare between Hispanic-Americans and blacks, and carsnburning in Seoul, Johannesburg, or Jerusalem seem alwaysnto trump cars burning in D.G.nIndeed, our leaders are so obsessed with the security,nstability, and prosperity of every country and culture butntheir own that they are even willing to place the social andnpolitical interests of other nations above those of the UnitednStates. Anyone who disagrees with this policy is branded andnportrayed as reckless, bigoted, dangerous, or insane. A casenin point. Pat Buchanan (along with several Chroniclesncontributors) was recently attacked by a Ganadian neoconservativenin what the Washington Post describes as “thenfoam-flecked” American Spectator: “Who wouldn’t ben’viscerally hostile,'” went the attack, “to a capital A, capitalnF, ‘America First’ policy”?nKipling told the British to take up the White Man’snBurden, but it never really was a “burden” at all. In fact,nfeeding and schooling the natives was the best justificationnfor the old world order otherwise known as colonialism, aneuphemism for imperialism. Which leads us to where Mr.nKrauthammer errs. He takes President Bush too literally andn