March 25, 2007

OUTLASTING ANOTHER ONE:

Chirac bows out of politics praising his enemy Blair (Stephen Castle, 26 March 2007, Independent)

The feud between Tony Blair and Jacques Chirac fizzled out yesterday as the French President departed from European politics, offering his old adversary praise and support.

EU summits have been the scene of spectacular verbal fireworks between the two leaders over issues ranging from Iraq to the future of the Common Agricultural Policy.

But at a press conference, 74-year-old M. Chirac offered his backing to Mr Blair over the detention of British marines and sailors by the Iranians. He also praised Britain for its contribution to EU defence policy.

No doubt to his satisfaction, Mr Blair has outlasted his French counterpart...


All you really need to know about the two men is that on leaving office Mr. Blair will become a Catholic, Mr. Chirac a convict.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 25, 2007 8:52 PM
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Who in his right mind would want to be praised by the likes of Chirac?

More like it's Gallic wormwood: the final (and intentional) nail in Tony's political coffin.
("If I'm going down, I'm taking Tony with me...")

Posted by: Barry Meislin at March 26, 2007 2:32 AM
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