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  • Sarkozy's Speech before United States Congress

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this thread. Admins please move it if this is not the appropriate forum.

    I just got around to reading the speech from November 7 2007.

    http://www.nysun.com/article/66054?page_no=1

    Overall I was very impressed with his words. But it seemed like he very expertly sidestepped the Iraqi situation.

    Thoughts, anyone?
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    Definitely one of the better speeches I have seen made by a politician in this century. You can get some bed rock truths. France will stay in Afghanistan and will help Lebanon. France will enact and enforce migration laws. The EU is about to become a powerful political force and needs its own military. Finally France is a friend of the USA and the world expects some actions out of the USA which we are not currently delivering.

    It is easy to see why the drive by media would not mention this speech. It is full of consolidations and hope, not antagonistic threats and despair.
    "If you are right, then you are right even if everyone says you are wrong. If you are wrong then you are wrong even if everyone says you are right." William Penn.

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    • #3
      Wow! A thread about the french without the usuall bashing?!

      Seriously, the EU have a great oppurtunity now with Sarkozy, Merkel and Brown at the helm. Its a constilation that hopefully can lead to alot of needed improvements and changes.
      "The secret of war lies in the communications" - Napoleon Bonaparte

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      • #4
        An interesting address!

        In that this speech refers broadly to warfare, defense, & ideals of global scope over time...

        Thread moved to Warfare Through The Ages.

        I am open to any input in regard.

        I wonder... does this speech rise to the level of inclusion in the 'Great Speeches' thread?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pergite View Post
          Wow! A thread about the french without the usuall bashing?!
          If you haven't noticed, French bashing stopped when they stopped bitching about the US.

          America and France have always been friends. Sarkozy reminded the world of that.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by salinator View Post
            I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this thread. Admins please move it if this is not the appropriate forum.

            I just got around to reading the speech from November 7 2007.

            http://www.nysun.com/article/66054?page_no=1

            Overall I was very impressed with his words. But it seemed like he very expertly sidestepped the Iraqi situation.

            Thoughts, anyone?
            Yes it was a great speech. And yes France is and has been, from our first ambitions of Liberty and Freedom, our first and foremost friend. We have proven our gratefulness and mettle in the defence of our ally, France. This bond should never be forgotten.

            Yes, he sidestepped Iraq. It was obivious why he did so. Sarkozy made it very clear they believe in our fight in Afghanistan, and he made a point of mentioning "friends" have disagreements.

            France, and possibly 75 to 80% of Europe (or the world for that matter) still don't believe in our reasons for our venture in Iraq. But, being a gentleman, he didn't choose this speech to open those wounds, nor did he back down from his obivious beliefs. Rather, he focused on the positive between our nations.

            Just my opinion.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wustenfuchs View Post
              Yes it was a great speech. And yes France is and has been, from our first ambitions of Liberty and Freedom, our first and foremost friend. We have proven our gratefulness and mettle in the defence of our ally, France. This bond should never be forgotten.

              Yes, he sidestepped Iraq. It was obivious why he did so. Sarkozy made it very clear they believe in our fight in Afghanistan, and he made a point of mentioning "friends" have disagreements.

              France, and possibly 75 to 80% of Europe (or the world for that matter) still don't believe in our reasons for our venture in Iraq. But, being a gentleman, he didn't choose this speech to open those wounds, nor did he back down from his obivious beliefs. Rather, he focused on the positive between our nations.

              Just my opinion.

              Batten down the hatches Bill!
              Very well said. A true friend and ally can disagree agreeably.
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              during Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788

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