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France's Royal calls for Clinton to weigh in on Lebanon
AFP via The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 08/01/2006

Posted on 08/01/2006 11:23:45 AM PDT by Republicain

PARIS, Aug 1, 2006 (AFP) - Segolene Royal, the Socialist tipped to become France's first female president, on Tuesday called for former US president Bill Clinton to intervene to calm the escalating Middle East conflict.

"France can play an intermediary, trustworthy role" but we also need "voices that carry international weight, that have moral authority", Royal told RTL radio.

"I am thinking about people such as Bill Clinton. We can find others, one per continent, who will be able to relaunch dialogue and give the feeling that we can talk to each other again," she said.

"We need person-to-person talks so that this little 48-hour glimmer of truce can be transformed into a ceasefire," Royal added.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinton; france; lebanon; loungelizard; royal; segoleneroyal; serialrapist; socialists; womanpresident
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1 posted on 08/01/2006 11:23:46 AM PDT by Republicain
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To: Republicain

Never heard of her.


2 posted on 08/01/2006 11:25:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Republicain

Sounds like she is fishing for a date from ole' bent one.


3 posted on 08/01/2006 11:25:26 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: Republicain

Yep, BJ Clinton is the paragon of infinite knowledge and absolute truth...get him to blabble on about the Middle East. Just what we all want to hear.


4 posted on 08/01/2006 11:25:36 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Republicain

lol


5 posted on 08/01/2006 11:25:58 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Republicain
"We can find others, one per continent, who will be able to relaunch dialogue and give the feeling that we can talk to each other again," she said.

She sounds about as grounded as Yoko Ono.

6 posted on 08/01/2006 11:27:06 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Republicain
The French & The Terrorist love Slick!


7 posted on 08/01/2006 11:27:58 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Republicain

Is there anything in this World that can't be made just a little bit better with the addition of a wee bit of Bill Clinton.


8 posted on 08/01/2006 11:28:16 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up two (2) seats in the Senate and four (4) seats in the House in 2006)
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To: Republicain
"France can play an intermediary, trustworthy role" but we also need "voices that carry international weight, that have moral authority", Royal told RTL radio.

"I am thinking about people such as Bill Clinton.

ROFL

9 posted on 08/01/2006 11:28:45 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: Republicain

She only trusts fellow travelers.


10 posted on 08/01/2006 11:28:50 AM PDT by MilesVeritatis (War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things...." - John Stuart Mill)
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To: Republicain
France can play an intermediary, trustworthy role" but we also need "voices that carry international weight, that have moral authority", Royal told RTL radio. "I am thinking about people such as Bill Clinton. We can find others, one per continent, who will be able to relaunch dialogue and give the feeling that we can talk to each other again,"

HA HA HA HA HA!!!! GOOD ONE!

11 posted on 08/01/2006 11:29:35 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: Republicain
voices that carry international weight, that have moral authority", Royal told RTL radio. "I am thinking about people such as Bill Clinton.

Ok, technically she did not use the words "Bill Clinton" and "Moral Authority" in the same sentence, but she was darn close!

12 posted on 08/01/2006 11:30:53 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Amnesia is a train of thought.)
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To: Republicain

I can just hear Bubba now:

"Ah worked as hard as Ah could to bring peace to the Middle East. Nobody worked harder. Ah really did. I sent Jimmah Cahta. I sent Mad Halfbright. I hugged Arafat. Hell, even Hillary hugged Suha."


13 posted on 08/01/2006 11:31:20 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Republicain

GROUP-HUG!


14 posted on 08/01/2006 11:31:38 AM PDT by observer5 ("Better violate the rights of a few sometimes, than of all always!!)
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To: Republicain
"...called for former US president Bill Clinton to intervene to calm the escalating Middle East..."

How can she lead her country if she does not even know that former US Presidents have no official status or US foreign policy authority ... ESPECIALLY that former President! Duh!
15 posted on 08/01/2006 11:32:41 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

16 posted on 08/01/2006 11:33:12 AM PDT by Republicain
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To: Polyxene

Maybe if he had spent that morning when he kept Arafat cooling his heels in the Rose Garden negotiating with the old terrorist instead of have Wee Willie waxed by an intern, he might have gotten somewhere.


17 posted on 08/01/2006 11:33:15 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up two (2) seats in the Senate and four (4) seats in the House in 2006)
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To: Republicain

Well, we might use him as a human shield. That'd work.


18 posted on 08/01/2006 11:35:19 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Republicain
...but how much would he charge & who would pay the bill?
19 posted on 08/01/2006 11:37:44 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Republicain
"I am thinking about people such as Bill Clinton. We can find others, one per continent, who will be able to relaunch dialogue and give the feeling that we can talk to each other again," she said.

Ma'am, that is the approach that has been used there for decades now. It only leads to more death (usually by Israel honoring a deal, and Muslims murdering more innocents until Israel feels like it will be allowed to fight back once again). Only outright military victory will lead to a resolution here. When one side decides that killing is not wirth the consequnces, then the killing will stop. Having talking heads intervene repeatedly merely ensures that the killing will go on and on and on.

20 posted on 08/01/2006 11:38:25 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Never heard of Bill Clinton, either. Was he President of something recently?


21 posted on 08/01/2006 11:39:02 AM PDT by kromike
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To: Republicain
"voices that carry international weight, that have moral authority", Royal told RTL radio.
"I am thinking about people such as Bill Clinton. "


Ole BJ has "moral authority"?
Since when?
22 posted on 08/01/2006 11:39:08 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: Republicain

Not bad looking for a potential elected head of state.


23 posted on 08/01/2006 11:39:34 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Jameison
Since the Left desperately needs someone with popular support to have some
24 posted on 08/01/2006 11:40:25 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: gridlock
Maybe if he had spent that morning when he kept Arafat cooling his heels in the Rose Garden negotiating with the old terrorist instead of have Wee Willie waxed by an intern, he might have gotten somewhere.

But is was only about sex in a private relationship...BJ never let it affect his professional life...-sarc

25 posted on 08/01/2006 11:41:39 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: kromike

She's got better lips than Bill.


26 posted on 08/01/2006 11:42:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Republicain
but we also need "voices that carry international weight, that have moral authority",


27 posted on 08/01/2006 11:42:44 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I am a proud friend of Israel. We're all Jews now.)
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To: gridlock
Is there anything in this World that can't be made just a little bit better with the addition of a wee bit of Bill Clinton.

I hate to say it, but I think Hillary could use a "wee bit of Bill Clinton".

28 posted on 08/01/2006 11:44:11 AM PDT by AmishDude (The Constitution: It ain't long, it ain't complicated and it don't take a genius to figure it out.)
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To: Republicain
Isn't Slick in a foxhole over their fighting for Israel??? That is what he claimed he would be doing in such a present scenario.
29 posted on 08/01/2006 11:45:02 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Republicain

Jeez, why didn't we think of that ?


30 posted on 08/01/2006 11:45:06 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Good news is no news.)
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To: Republicain
I'm still wondering exactly why anyone would care what an impeached, ex-presidental rapist and pathological liar thinks?
31 posted on 08/01/2006 11:46:42 AM PDT by TChris (Banning DDT wasn't about birds. It was about power.)
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To: Republicain
i guess france never read the article about Clinton on defense of Israel: I'd “grab a rifle, get in a ditch and fight and die.”
32 posted on 08/01/2006 11:48:06 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: kromike

I thought he was a rapist...


33 posted on 08/01/2006 11:48:18 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Republicain

Woman sounds as loonie as Randi Rhodes.


34 posted on 08/01/2006 11:48:35 AM PDT by Fighting Irish (Béagán agus a rá go maith)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Never heard of her.

Is she hot?

35 posted on 08/01/2006 11:50:34 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (999-TNS)
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To: Mike Darancette

If she was, do you think she'd have to ask publicly?


36 posted on 08/01/2006 11:51:25 AM PDT by thoughtomator (The worst thing about censorship is XXXXXXXXXXXXX)
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To: Mike Darancette

Check the pix # 16.


37 posted on 08/01/2006 11:51:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Republicain

38 posted on 08/01/2006 11:55:11 AM PDT by weegee (Remember the Baby Milk Factory)
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To: Republicain
I've been telling my wife all along that it's just a matter of time until Klinton finds a way ton insinuate himself into things. He'll buy off the Hezzies, Lebanese, and anyone else with money and hired women the way the Mormons bought off the International Olympic Committee.

Then, he'll announce a 7-year "peace plan" while wearing a blue turban.

39 posted on 08/01/2006 11:55:42 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Republicain

I bet Jean Francois is jealous...He had his beret packed and ready


40 posted on 08/01/2006 11:57:08 AM PDT by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: Republicain

Her election helps Hillary.


41 posted on 08/01/2006 11:58:21 AM PDT by The_Republican (So Dark The Con of Man)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Never heard of her.

She might be France's next president if Sarkozy doesn't win.

42 posted on 08/01/2006 12:01:31 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: libs_kma

speaking of Kerry - got this email today from him

Dear Friend,

Saturday, I'm going on a long bike ride -- with 4,500 other riders from 36 states. Following my 2003 bout with prostate cancer, I will be among the 200 or so riders who are cancer survivors.

Each of us will be sponsored by the donations of friends and family. And 99 cents out of every dollar we riders raise during the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge will go directly to the Jimmy Fund, which supports the life-saving cancer research of the Dana-Farber Institute.

At the fundraising training sessions for the event, they tell you to email your friends and ask for their help. But, I don't suppose they realized I had three million friends in my email address book. Will you consider joining me in support of this very special charity?

I want to help John Kerry support the Jimmy Fund.

All I can tell you is that this ride means a great deal to me. If you've ever participated in a walk, run or ride for a cause you believe in, you know what a powerful and rewarding personal experience it can be. The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is especially so.

It started out in 1980 when 36 riders took part and the event raised $10,200. Last year, those figures were 4,000 riders and $23 million. And this year, with your help, we expect to crush the goal of $24 million raised. The funds generated by this race now represent 50% of all money raised annually for the Jimmy Fund. Pretty remarkable, isn't it?

I can hardly wait until early Saturday morning when I join thousands of fellow riders at the starting line in Sturbridge. There are several different routes, and the one I'll be riding travels 111 miles to Bourne.

Because I care so much about this event and about the unbelievably important work that Dana-Farber does, I'm hoping you'll sponsor me on my ride on Saturday by pledging either a total dollar amount or an amount per mile.

I want to help John Kerry support the Jimmy Fund.

Those of us who grew up in New England know all about the Jimmy Fund -- a wonderful charity that has been long supported by people all across the region. My own memories go back to Ted Williams urging Red Sox fans to rally round children struggling with cancer.

I've helped the Jimmy Fund out by taking part in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge twice before. Now, in a few days I will ride again as a cancer survivor, one who knows that others -- including friends and family -- weren't so lucky. That makes this year's Challenge even more special and anything you can do to help will be especially meaningful. Thanks for considering this invitation to join me in support of the Jimmy Fund.

Sincerely,

John Kerry

P.S. The 5 people who come closest to guessing my time will win a free, autographed Pan-Massachusetts Challenge jersey. Click here to guess my time.


Paid for by Friends of John Kerry, Inc.


43 posted on 08/01/2006 12:02:16 PM PDT by LadyBuzz
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Check the pix # 16.

Hot, Not.

44 posted on 08/01/2006 12:02:55 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (999-TNS)
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To: TChris
"I'm still wondering exactly why anyone would care what an impeached, ex-presidental rapist and pathological liar thinks?"

But my dear fellow, the woman is French.
In that country, is is considered very umm..fashionable, that high ranking politicians take mistresses, lie and cheat.

Ex French President Francois Mitterand famously not only kept a mistress while married, he even had a daughter with that mistress as well.
She of course turned up at his funeral with her mother and Mitterrand's wife.
All one big happy family. :)
45 posted on 08/01/2006 12:06:56 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Never heard of HIM.


46 posted on 08/01/2006 12:07:19 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (A few clever bones tossed on gay unions, flag burning & Iraq still don't absolve GWB over BORDERS)
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To: Teacher317
Having talking heads intervene repeatedly merely ensures that the killing will go on and on and on.

I wish more of the punditocracy and world leaders would get this through their thick heads!!!!

47 posted on 08/01/2006 12:07:36 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Republicain
We can find others, one per continent, who will be able to relaunch dialogue and give the feeling that we can talk to each other again," she said.

Just goes to show that liberals are absolutely incapable of learning from history. The Islamic fascists have made it absolutely clear what their goals are. So did Hitler. Yet Chamberlain and Stalin held talks and signed treaties with him. Didn't exactly work out, did it?

Amazing how history repeats itself. The French elite are selling out their country again, in the interest of "stability."

48 posted on 08/01/2006 12:15:56 PM PDT by Hartmann
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To: AmericanInTokyo

=^)

I wish


49 posted on 08/01/2006 12:20:16 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Republicain
"PARIS, Aug 1, 2006 (AFP) - Segolene Royal, the Socialist tipped to become France's first female president, on Tuesday called for former US president Bill Clinton to intervene to calm the escalating Middle East conflict."

...and Southack calls for French shadow-goverment-leader Le Pen to intervene to calm the escalating Ivory Coast conflict...

See, it's easy to UNDERMINE democracy, to undermine standing governments by making calls to out-of-power leaders. If I was only a little uglier, a little less trim, a little more vulgar, a lot more crass, far churlier, had my legs almost permanently tied apart, had my intellect dumbed-down through years of rampant alcohol abuse, and had an enormous weasel quotient, then I too could pass for the typical French harlot.

50 posted on 08/01/2006 12:21:26 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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