Skip to comments.Sarkozy's Seismic Shift Has Given New Life To Bush's Mideast Policy
Posted on 09/27/2007 6:43:41 PM PDT by Kaslin
Ahmadinejad at Columbia provided the entertainment, but Sarkozy at the U.N. provided the substance. On the largest possible stage — the U.N. General Assembly — President Nicolas Sarkozy put Iran on notice.
His predecessor, Jacques Chirac, had said that France could live with an Iranian nuclear bomb. Sarkozy said that France cannot. He declared Iran's nuclear ambitions "an unacceptable risk to stability in the region and in the world."
His foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, had earlier said that the world faces two choices — successful diplomacy to stop Iran's nuclear program or war. And Sarkozy himself has no great hopes for the Security Council, where China and Russia are blocking any effective action against Iran. He does hope to get the European Union to join the U.S. in imposing serious sanctions.
"Weakness and renunciation do not lead to peace," he warned. "They lead to war." This warning about appeasement was intended particularly for Germany, which for commercial reasons has been resisting U.S. pressure to support effective sanctions.
Sarkozy is no American lap dog. Like every Fifth Republic president, he begins with the notion of French exceptionalism. But whereas traditional Gaullism tended to define French grandeur as establishing a counterweight to American power, Sarkozy is not adverse to seeing French assertiveness exercised in conjunction with the United States.
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Welcome to the fight, Sarko. Good to have you.
Do you have any Army, Navy or Air Force or did Chirac pull a Clinton with your miliary.
If Hillary is elected President, Sarkozy will be the leader of the free world.
Sarkozy must be the Left’s least popular foreign leader.
Isn’t it great to have France, with Sarko at the helm on board in such a dangerous world?
His courage, political brilliance, and sanity are so welcome after the Mitterand and Chirac curruption regimes.
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doncha know Bush has alienated all the other countries? Unless you count Australia, Britain, Poland, etc.....and oh yeah now France !
Article posted on FR today: "Britain Cautious On New Iran Sanctions"
USA, FRANCE, and the Aussies. Hey we are not doing all that bad...
And people around me don’t understand why I’ve quit complaining about the french and occasionally utter ‘Vive la France!’
And may I say it's GREAT being able to buy French Bordeaux again, too, Sir ;-)
Just about everything I've seen and heard from Brown and about Brown strongly suggests to me that he's limp- wristed and will prove to be no Churchill and no Blair.And it's been suggested by at least one Aussie Freeper (naturalman1975) that Howard's likely to lose the upcoming Australian elections.But France and Poland sure look solid.
With Great Britain sliding into the Islamo-Facsist camp there is a nice opening becoming available for France to rejoin the real world.
And this is one of the reasons I wanted sarkozy elected for years.
Vive la Sarkozy!
He's french - they love him.
This is not only good news for the world’s fight against Islamonazism but also offers a ray of hope that IF Mrs. Josephine Stalin is elected Pres. of the US, that the country can swing back away from the Left and elect a President who can fix the damage she is bound to cause.
Hey, if the French can do it...
I ask all FReepers to email this article to at least 2 or more moonbat friends that you may know. I have already.
France has BALLS and is pro-Bush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glory days!
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