March 26, 2008

REMEMBER HOW CATASTROPHIC BUSH/BLAIR WAS SUPPOSED TO BE?:

Nicolas Sarkozy calls for 'Franco-British brotherhood' as state visit begins (David Byers, 3/26/08, Times of London)

President Nicolas Sarkozy called for the start of a new "Franco-British brotherhood" today, as he spoke in gushing praise of the UK's accomplishments at the start of his first state visit to Britain.

The French President said it was time to move on the cross-Channel relationship from the strategic cooperation enshrined in the Entente Cordiale to become one of genuine closeness and "hand in glove" warmth.

The French President's moves come after years of gradual decline in Franco-British relations under the leadership of Jacques Chirac, who focused overwhelmingly on building a close relationship with Germany. Relations between France, Britain and the United States reached their lowest point for decades in 2003, when Mr Chirac openly opposed and derided the Iraq War.

However Mr Sarkozy has made no secret of his pro-American leanings and has vowed to realign French foreign policy.


Nicolas Sarkozy calls for closer friendship with Britain (Duncan Hooper, 26/03/2008, Daily Telegraph)
Nicolas Sarkozy wants to move on from 'cordial' relations with Britain

"It has been long enough now that we have not been at war, that we are not wrangling," he said.

"Perhaps we can move from being cordial to being friendly - that's my first message.

"My second message is that this friendship shouldn't simply be a matter of principle. I want (it) fleshed out by concrete projects on the economy, immigration, security, defence."


Instead everyone just keeps electing more pro-Anglospheric leaders.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 26, 2008 7:26 AM
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The Quai D'Orsay and the Left Bank just crapped their pantaloons.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 26, 2008 10:27 AM
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