Article copyThe NYT just broke the big news: the whole world, including Jacques Chirac and his guest Yasser the Soon To Be Dead (الحمد لله) is watching the US elections closely.
The NYT is very good at breaking big news.
Because of the world plus Jacques Chirac and his guest Yasser the Soon To Be Dead (الحمد لله) watching, we get this kind of comments:
The most pressing foreign policy issue for whoever is elected president must be the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, said a senior French official close to Mr. Chirac.Look Pal, I went searching carefully between Pandale, Texas and NGC133, Cassiopeia and I just couldn't find anybody who gives a flying burrito about what the French, especially senior officials close to Mr. Chirac can think about any kind of issue.
As a matter of facts, that's in no small part the consequences of Mr. Chirac's policy over the last two years and the pressing priorities of any given official close to him. Yeah, God has a wicked sense of humor, if you believe in God.
By now, it seems safe to assume that Kerry lost. Ergo, Jacques Chirac, his officials, his guest Yasser the Soon To Be Dead (الحمد لله) and that part of the world that flies planes in huge towers, beheads civilian workers of any race and nationality (with the exception of French
Consequently, senior French officials might as well shut the big noisy gap right below their big red noses, as one thing is already more than safe to assume: the (re)elected US president is certainly not going to wait for senior French official to tell him what his most pressing policy "must be".