Skip to comments.Now Obama has insulted French President Sarkozy!
Posted on 03/22/2009 4:56:54 PM PDT by DaveinOK54
Help me out here folks Could he really be this stupid????
Now Obama has insulted French President Sarkozy!
Oh no! Obama sent a letter to Chirac, saying he looks forward to working with him the next four years. Le Figaro, French newspaper is horrified at the faux pas. Doesn't Obama ever consult his staff before acting? Sarkozy is the President there! It's like Sarko writing to George Bush and saying he looks forward to working with him. Chirac is the FORMER president.
Here is a translation of the letter in Le Figaro:
Vendredi 20 mars 2009 OBAMA PREFERS CHIRAC !
Barack Obama does not seem to know that in May 2007, French voters elected Nicolas Sarkozy to the French presidency, to succeed Jacques Chirac who had been president for twelve years.
Yesterday, we told you Sarkozy is irritated because Mister O. refuses to tell him if he will accept to meet him personally in the next few months.
Strangely, we have just learnt this surprising piece of news :
Barack Obama wrote a letter to Jacques Chirac to tell him about his desire to "work with him" for the next four years ! In a letter described by Chirac as "very nice," Obama wrote, "I am certain that we will be able to work together, in the coming four years, in a spirit of peace and friendship to build a safer world." The use of the word "peace" was taken to be an indirect reference to Chirac's stance against the US intervention in Iraq, which Obama had also opposed.
This revelation was made by the online edition of the daily Le Figaro on Thursday.
Vendredi 20 mars 2009 OBAMA PREFERS CHIRAC !
So, if I understand well, Mister O., who has already despised Gordon Brown, behaving with him as if he did not know he is Prime Minister of Britain, does not even know the name of the French president.
I wonder if someone had told him, when he came to France last summer, that the man he met was NOT Jacques Chirac !
In any case, for Sarko, the blow must be terrible : he has tried to persuade Obama to invite him in Washington for months, and now he learns that his predecessor might soon be Obama's guest at the White House before him ! http://europumas.over-blog.com/article-29271371.html edited to add the original french article: http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualites/20...es-chirac-.php
CS Monitor says otherwise. I think something got lost in translation.
Yes, he’s reaching out to all the commies and socialists.
Ah ha. Thanks.
HAHAHAHAHAAAAAW! That is RICH!!!
She sounds better with every passing day. He is either ignorant or classless. OR BOTH.
If Chirac signs any treaties, Sarkozy could have him arrested for treason. I wish he would.
America is going to become the most diplomatically isolated country on earth.
Carter never went this low. If he did, Obama has set a new record anyway.
“Obama is pretending to himself that Chirac is still in charge”
Perfect since he’s living in a fantasy world.
Yeah, Obama will give Chirac a few American actresses for a few French actors.
Sarkzoy is HOT!!
Maybe Obama doesn’t trust himself alone with Sarkozy and he doesn’t want Michelle to scratch Carla’s face in a catfight.
Michelle looks like a buck toothed Uzbek.
I apologize to Uzbeks.
Either that or to China demanding the release of Tibet.
I just KNOW he’s going to do something like that.
It would be funny to see the moonbats get worked up.
I wodner if he might end up inviting Kim Jong Il to the Whote House.
In time. His Democrat buddies are going to stab him in the back. The party is going to go up in flames in two years. We could run Rin Tin Tin and he would win a seat on Congress.
We need to run Fred Thomspon, Duncan Hunter, Rush Limbaugh, and as many hardcore conservatives as possible and with all the ammo we have we could easily win as long as we get the fiery ones in the right places.
Obama is more likely than not listening. He’s busy in high level conferences with Clooney, clogging Brad Pitt while listening to Jolie’s solutions on child poverty and how to walk on the red carpet.
“Fly to Cuba for a meeting with Castro, Jimmy Carter and Juan Chavez of Venezuela????”
With Sean Penn to give him pointers on protocol.
No, it’s Hillary.
Amateur hour ping
Chirac did a lot of damage in his dealings with Saddam and then started a massive hate fest toward the French.
With all the comments and utter hatred that blew up, I think all the mocking is what drove the French over the edge.
Plus Chirac wasn’t doing diddly to help deal with France’s domestic problems.
But I bet he is doing just great with his brackets.
I heard this on the news this morning. I think this is all part of the plan to bring America down. He is isolating us from our allies by insulting them at every turn. I can guarantee you that he wouldn’t do anything to support our allies in troubled times, just ask Israel who watches increduously as Obama funnels $900 million to the Palestinian Authority.
“Seriously speaking, you’re not suggesting that the French have in any way stood up to muslim fanaticism???
Any way at all???”
- IMO, all of us Westerners who debate these topics over the Internet and quarrel like little children over who was right and who was wrong regarding the invasion of Iraq could do MORE.
French troops are presently risking their lives in Afghanistan, fighting Talibans.
I heard this on the news this morning. I think this is all part of the plan to bring America down. He is isolating us from our allies by insulting them at every turn. I can guarantee you that he wouldn’t do anything to support our allies in troubled times, just ask Israel who watches incredulously as Obama funnels $900 million to the Palestinian Authority.
ZERO has already offered KIM the LINCOLN BEDROOM for a Full Year! ZERO wants to practice bowling with KIM, ZERO figures he can beat this guy and they will have plenty to talk about, including all the helpful advice ZERO will be able to Learn regarding oppressing a Nation and Beating the People down, sorta like ODINGA did to the Christians in KENYA:-(
Seriously, for a presidency that considers itself the most technologically advanced, its as frakking simple as a Google Search or Wikipedia.
RUSSIA has told ZERO that he is an IDIOT and Hugo Chavez just called ZERO an IGNORAMUS! ZERO is batting 1000% at developing Enemies and teeing Our Neighbors OFF, Friends and Enemies Alike! :-) ZERO is a one boy wrecking crew!
Wait till ZERO visits Great Britain, I heard they have reserved an Economy Room at The Hotel EBIS for ZERO and his crew and they are going to give him a free sample of English Channel Water in a Liter Wine Bottle as a Welcome Gift!
I guess Obama never got out of the community organizer mentality after all.
From France i can tell that it will be indeed an affront since SARKOZY always wanted to appear as clearly different from CHIRAC.
CHIRAC considered himself as a stupid heir of the pathetic De GauLle’s doctrine of a french neutrality seen as a sign of “independancy” during the cold war in the 60’s.
That’s why De GAULLE decided to withdraw France from NATO...
SARKOZY relentlessly told that he wanted to break with that old french “dogma” and recently decided to come back into NATO.I give credit to SARKOZY for that even if i disagree with him on many issues as he is not a conservative.
In conclusion this is not only a mistake for OHMAMA but a pathetic FAULT !
HOBAMA sees himself as the leader of the world speaking magical words which realize what they mean(as GOD’s words).
He decides who should be the President or PM of others free countries...He thinks that peace will come with IRAN when he says “PEACE” and speaks kind words.
This guy IS a MISTAKE
In the future, the O should send his letters to “Occupant” - it will save him from future embarrassment and he doesn’t have to update his rolodex.
Slips up are made, and sometimes even bright people might forget names or spellings.
But isn’t the potus supposed to have staff on board to catch these kinds of mistakes.
The entire Obama administration really doesn’t seem to be concentrating on their jobs. This does not bode well when a real crisis occurs, which it will sooner rather than later.
Please see post #396
Don’t buy it. This site source seems a bit in the dark.
For the first two months of his administration Obama has dedicated himself to committing gratuitous - almost infantile - insults to America's friends & allies, while supplicating himself to her enemies & the enemies of peace & democracy around the world.
And how have the world's tin-pot thugs returned the favor of his overly-solicitous gestures of solidarity with them?
By insulting him! Hugo Chavez just called him an ignoramus, last week the Taliban called him "illogical".
All Obama has managed to accomplish so far with his peculiarly self-abasing brand of diplomacy is to alienate our true friends, diminish our standing in the world & make himself look like a feeble, submissive pushover begging for humiliation.
However, there is a silver lining to Obama's never-ending public displays of disrespect toward our friends. The people of France (& Britain & Ireland & Switzerland & Poland etc) can take comfort that theirs is not the only country Obama has seen fit to offend, nor will they surely be the last.
Sarkozy is in the best of company!
Sarko is one of the few European leaders to even acknowledge there is a GWOT. With Tony Blair gone, and the TOTUS in charge, Sarko will be, with Bibi Netanyahu, the leader of the Free World.”
- Thanks for pointing this out, Cincinna.
As a European, I willingly admit Europe could do more in the (G)WOT.
However, I feel America somehow must try and get over the Chirac Shock Syndrome.
The civilized part of the world is in a war together, a war that involves a challenge to the very fundamental principles of freedom and civilization as such.
I admit I'm sometimes amused by jokes and sarcasms regarding France, Sweden and other European nations that I read here on Free Republic, but seriously speaking, certain other attitudes trouble me.
France's behavior during the pre-war 1930s as well as during WWII itself is questionable (just like that of my country, Sweden) but likewise is the support Britain and the US gave Hitler prior to the outbreak of this conflict.
This is something few Internet debating, autodidact leisure time historians of American origin wish to acknowledge.
During WWII Sweden sold iron ore, under threat, to Nazi Germany. True. Prior to the war, Standard Oil sold fuel to Luftwaffe. Also true, but for some reason almost completely forgotten in the US.
There's no reason why ordinary Americans, daily, should express their gratitude towards Sarkozy, or why Europeans should praise USA in a similar fashion.
But, we could all start to behave like grown up individuals.
I hate to say so, but far too often Americans have displayed a very sloppy attitude towards fighting wars and towards national discipline in general.
Not speaking of the American heroes serving at the front line, offering their lives in places like Guadalcanal, Hamburger Hill or the outskirts of Bagdad, but the average Joe, an “american” disappointed with his own life who doesn't hesitate to mock France, a nation that has sacrificed thousands upon thousands of her young sons in trenches during the last century, but still won't lift a finger in honor of the Americans who fought in Vietnam.
It hurts to be forgotten.
Think about it.
It was a beautiful day in Sweden 2004, 11th of March.
I and my workmates went to a nearby bar at noon, some of us wasted money on slot machines. One guy had a beer. I had a sandwich.
Suddenly, the bar owner turned the TV on and there were reports about scores dead in Madrid.
Guess what that did to our cheerful mood that beautiful Gothenburg day of spring.
IMO, it's a crime not to give Spanish, American, French, British and other troops who are stationed in Afghanistan and such places our moral support.
These people are risking their lives while you and I drive around in nice cars, enjoy Jacuzzis and fancy dinners.
Not addressing you Cincinna, but certain other “intellects” here; If you don't take wars seriously, what kind of a second rate, free rider member of Western Civilization are you?
Americans make good soldiers, the world knows that, still, America of today could learn a lot from studying the morale of the soldiers Europe has produced throughout the centuries.
As a Swede, I don't hesitate to say we have an army tradition to be proud of - and even though we haven't fought a war for centuries, I could exemplify by men that still are alive today.
Look at how well Swedish troops performed during the (by today more or less forgotten) Congo Crises in the early 1960s. Despite being poorly equipped and badly prepared for such an environment, priorly more or less completely unknown to them, the 6 334 Swedes under UN command that served in Congo 1960-1964 made a crucial difference to the situation, even though this part of the world remains a hellhole.
Or have a look at how Finland dealt with Stalin during WWII.
Let's continue to make jokes about each other on both sides of the pond, but let's also honor the brave men and women who risk their lives in the WOT, whether they are American, French, South Korean or whatever and let's continue to give support to their loved ones in NYC, Chicago, Marseille, Hamburg, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Osaka, Adelaide, Vancouver and all the other places on Earth where “freedom” still signifies something more than just another empty word.
He all but admitted that he didn't read a $700 billion porkulus bill, you think he's going to read a letter?
And then there's Israel.
We are happy The Obammunist has been publically humiliated by Putin, Chaves, Amahdinejad. My concern is the private diplomacy Hussein campaigned on.
Is this a trick question?
“I starting to wonder if its just cigarettes hes smoking.”
I had the same thought, also those he has selected for his staff.
Thanks for your post, It seems some like to leave the unpleasant parts out in hopes of covering for “O”s
You guys kicked but for sure on that one. The Winter War!
I, as an American, hold no grudge against you. You are truely a brave and honest people. Responsible for most of what has made America great. After all, the peoples of Europe were the ones that founded this country.
But much time has passed from then. Seems that things, not of our making, have brought us to this point. Governments, or should I say Socialism, the scurge of humanity, have brought us to this point. I pray it is not a point of no return.
“I, as an American, hold no grudge against you.”
- Nice to hear that.
Our enemies believe they can cause disunity and sow discord among us.
They are severly mistaken.
Yes, America and Europe will always quarrel.
But America will never let Fascism take over Europe
- and Europe will never accept terrorist strikes against our foremost ally.
What USA has done for the freedom of Europe will never be forgotten on my continent.
This is another example of an article posted to make us look stupid. Obama was responding to a letter written to his foundation from Chirac.
I THINK WE SHOULD READ THE FACTS BEFORE POSTING SOMETHING THAT IS OBVIOUSLY BOGUS OR TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT.
I think you should get some informations before calling your wishfull-thinking “facts”!
Every one knows,in France, that CHIRAC and SARKOZY disagree on important issues.
And Obama’s letter has been considered has an affront for SARKOZY or,at least,a diplomatic mistake....
At least the guy who pretend to be POTUS is completly out of touch...But i think that’s even worse,that is arrogant libtard lunacy
THere was a thread on FR yesterday about Obama meeting with GORBACHEV!!!! Wanting to “work with him”. !! My thought was the same as with this-—doesn’t he know Gorby is now out of power????What relevance could Gorby have?
Or are there some wacky stealth plans for this Obama Administration to restore Chirac and Gorby to some kind of Jimmy Carter “Ambassador-to-the-World” significance?
The post emplies that Obama committed some faux paux. He didn’t. He knew exactly what he was doing.