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French president-elect Hollande: I won’t be ‘difficult’ for Obama
Yahoo! News ^ | May 7, 2012 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 05/07/2012 6:24:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Hold the Freedom Fries. The new French President-elect François Hollande wants the world to know that he speaks English—better than proudly pro-American Nicolas Sarkozy—and isn't out to "make things difficult for Barack Obama" on issues like Afghanistan.

"Yes, I speak English, more fluently than the former president. But a French president has to speak French!" Hollande told Slate.fr—in English—in a wide-ranging interview published one day after he beat Sarkozy in a runoff election.

The Socialist was to meet with Obama next week before two important international summits: a G8 gathering sure to focus on ways to pull the world economy out of its slump, and a NATO meeting to discuss the way forward in Afghanistan.

Hollande said he saw potential areas of agreement with Obama on economic issues and praised the American president for charting a different foreign-policy course than his predecessor.

"I will therefore assert France's independence without making things difficult for Barack Obama," said the new French leader.

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1 posted on 05/07/2012 6:24:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I will therefore assert France's independence without making things difficult for Barack Obama," said the new French leader.

The french are going to assert their independence without making things difficult......lemme guess, they're going to become part of Germany again without a fight?

2 posted on 05/07/2012 6:30:37 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bathhouse Barry, the down-low occupant of the WH, is relieved the new Socialist president of Surrender Land will be an “easy fit.”
3 posted on 05/07/2012 6:33:02 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lol, what a slut.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 6:50:16 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pretty cool that the new French Presidente’ likes to insult Bush even though he is long gone. s/ These commies simply cannot understand that most people actually wanted what President George W. Buch had. He is living in there heads rent free. Good luck France (and I really mean it) with your new Soviet leader. You elected him, just remember that.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 6:52:31 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Doin’ the French Mistake....


6 posted on 05/07/2012 6:53:06 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If he speaks Marxist, he be easy for Barry.


7 posted on 05/07/2012 6:57:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As long as OStalin has a couple of pallets of freshly printed American money for him I think their relationship will be friendly.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 7:08:45 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Santorum...the only Conservative in the race.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hollande knows that Ubama will have much more “flexibility” after the election.


9 posted on 05/07/2012 7:09:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: Repeat Offender

He’s easy for the preezy.


10 posted on 05/07/2012 7:19:30 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Third Person

So...who’s gonna be the “pitcher” and who the “catcher”?


11 posted on 05/07/2012 7:32:30 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I will therefore assert France's independence without making things difficult for Barack Obama," said the new French leader.

To borrow a phrase, it sure sounds like Hollande has agreed to become Obama's French poodle.

Warning to Hollande - Obama has been known to eat dog meat...

12 posted on 05/07/2012 8:28:12 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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