Vive la France!

Well, Sarkozy anyway.

Visiting French Presidential Hopeful Lauds U.S. in Speech
French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, the leading presidential candidate for France’s ruling conservative party, swept through Washington yesterday, delivering an unabashedly pro-American speech and landing meetings with President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
…Sarkozy also appeared to attack French President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin for their dramatic confrontation — what he called “sterile grandiloquence” — with the Bush administration over Iraq. “It’s not appropriate to try and embarrass one’s allies or give the impression of gloating over their difficulties,” he said.
…Sarkozy also noted that despite the breach over Iraq, intelligence cooperation continued between France and the United States because, he said, “we have the same adversaries. Bin Laden targeted New York, but he might just as well have targeted Paris.

That was refreshing.

2 Responses to “Vive la France!”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    Dang, I may have to go buy a nice Cote du Rhone in his honor.

  2. Notice that he doesn’t have a Fr*nch surname.

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