FORMER ALLY

FORMER ALLY: Sky News reports that France won’t even say which side they hope wins this war:

French foreign minister Dominique de Villepin gave a talk at London’s International Institute for Strategic Studies in his first visit to Britain since the outbreak of war.

During a question and answer session at the end of his speech he refused to answer the question: “Who do you want to win the war?”

Unbelievable.

But he said he was also confident that France and the United States would re-establish the close ties they enjoyed before the Iraqi crisis unfolded.

I wouldn’t count on it.



Dominique de Villepin
SkyNews photo

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