Flashback: John Kerry Calls For 'New World Order' U.S. Senate Session January 11, 1991 on entering the Gulf War: "Much has been said by the Secretary of State about a new world order, about a defining moment in history. I have no doubt about the potential of this moment to be defining in terms of history, but that definition could be negative as well as positive. And how negative or positive it will be will depend on what kind of new world order we really create. Can it truly be said that the United States of America, trading off better treatment of China for an abstention on a vote, cozying up to Syria with its record of support for terrorism, or making promises to other countries... can it really be said that these create a new world order? Can it really be said that we're building a new world order when it's almost exclusively the United States who will be fighting in the desert? Not alone, but almost. Displaying pride and impatience and implementing what essentially amounts to a 'pacts-Americana.' Is that a new world order? Can it really be said that this is a new world order when it lacks a true United Nations collective security effort, with the full measure of international cooperation and burden-sharing -- which that should carry?"