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A great, and accurate, line about the election of Sarkozy in France.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by old_tony, May 8, 2007.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    "With his election, France now becomes a more reliable ally in the War on Terror than Congress."

  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    You ain't kiddin there. Wow, did that country do a 180.
  3. When the first French troops step off the plane in Baghdad, let me know.
  4. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    And if Congress had their way, how many troops would be there?
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    the proper amount: NONE!
  6. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    "War on Terror" or "The Iraq War"? Saying that Congress is in favor of terror is pretty damn stupid.

    There is nothing to this thread that amounts to an intelligent start. I don't expect anything intelligent to follow.
  7. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    From the NYT...

    Although he has a bellicose air, he has never suggested that if he had been president at the time he would have sent French troops to fight in the American-led invasion.

    “I have been in every meeting Mr. Sarkozy has ever had on the subject, and no, no, he would never have sent troops,” said Mr. Martinon, who also serves as Mr. Sarkozy’s foreign policy adviser.

    Indeed, Mr. Sarkozy has long defended France’s decision to stay out of the war, citing the bitter lessons of his country’s tortured history in Algeria and Vietnam.

    “We were kicked out of Algeria less than 50 years ago, so don’t tell us that we don’t remember and that we don’t understand,” Mr. Sarkozy told an audience at Columbia University in 2004 in explaining France’s decision to stay out of the Iraq war. “We lived what you are living through in America before you. We were in Vietnam before you, and our young people died in Vietnam.”

    He added: “In France, history is something that counts. Please don’t be angry with us because we remember what happened to us. Is there even a single country of the world, at any time of history, that was able to maintain itself in a sustained way in a country that was not its own, uniquely by the force of arms? Never, not a single one, even the Chinese.”

    That analysis of the Iraq war sounds remarkably similar to the one articulated repeatedly by Mr. Chirac both publicly and during private meetings with Mr. Bush.

  8. IU90

    IU90 Member

    Suggests that the hatred/ideological gap between the French people and US isn't quite as large as the media portrays, just like the last mid-term elections here suggest that the gap between the so-called red and blue states isn't either. Sarkozy came across as the most vocally pro-American candidate in France in quite a few years. If you were to go by the media-generated perception of the French people's view of the U.S., you'd think that alone would've made him unelectable.
  9. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Zut, allors!

  10. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Yep, you can say that again:


    Great, and accurate, lines from Rahm Emanuel about the dilemma the L'il Commander's incompetence presents to Lott, Boehner and his fellow GOP enablers:

  11. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    And you certainly didn't add anything relevant to that.

    Whether it is reality in your mind or not, the "War on Terror" and the Iraq War are deemed by the President and the military to be one and the same.
  12. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    All these Congressmen care about is perpetuating their political careers. Standing for the truth changes in their office as often as the lobbyist knocking at their door.
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