Article copyYou know I don't like much of the new double-faced French President, but you shouldn't stop at my antipathies, and should make your own idea by looking — beyond the man's words — at his actions.
You might think that he was just jesting, when he told his audience that, in essence, the number #1 problem the USA had to fight was climate change. Not that little ruckus with various factions of saber rattling medieval thugs hell-bent on detonating the first WMD — chemical, biological or nuclear — that can fall in their Islamic hands. Climate change, okay?
From the French edition of the Jerusalem Post (apparently not [yet] available on the International/English one), we find this:
President Sarkozy will invite Hezbollah to participate to a conference on Lebanon, set to take place in Paris before the end of this month, and hinted that he is ready to "reach out" to Syria. (...)This, coming from the man who, in his victory speech the night of the elections, said:
The invitation of Hezbollah kills the hopes formulated in Jerusalem following Sarkozy's election, to see the new president put the group on Europe's list of terrorist organizations, a proposal to which Chirac was always opposed.
I am making a call to all those around the world who believe in values of tolerance, freedom, democracy, humanismWell then, that's definitely Syria and Hizballah right there.
To all those oppressed by tyranny and dictatorship. (...) France will not abandon women forced in a burqaBy giving political legitimacy to the goons who hand out said burqas. Just to make sure they won't run short of hallal dressing sacks.
And from the man who, in his first official speech assured us that his presidency was all about "rompre avec les comportements du passé", or part with the behaviors of the past.
In French, "change" means "same tricks, different monkey".