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Chirac...that wasn't a mistake, that was a difference of opinion. And, btw, the french right via Chirac proved superior to the anglo left (Blair, Clinton et al)

Mitterand...Europe could do far worse than Mitterand, especially what he first tried (but what he proved was that in an integrated europe you can't do real socialism unless all of europe does. Lesson learned...and Prodi and Delors learned it well.)

Giscard? Again, difference of opinion, compared to the Thatcher the english came up with though...not the worst.

Pompidou? At least a famous wife, in many regards.... De Gaulle? At least he got english membership in the eec correctly. We're still paying the price for ignoring his veto.

How far am I supposed to go back?

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Tue Jan 20th, 2009 at 04:11:24 PM EST
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The French elect much better leaders than the UK and the US.  It has EVERYTHING to do with their political system.  A scammer like Bush could never sniff the Presidency in France.
by paving on Tue Jan 20th, 2009 at 05:32:19 PM EST
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"The Americans elect much better leaders than the UK and France.  It has EVERYTHING to do with their political system.  A scammer like Sarkozy could never sniff the Presidency in the US."

OK, just to make a point.
Sarkozy is our mix between Cheney, Bush and Berlusconi. He is proof that we can elect just as bas as those countries.


Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Wed Jan 21st, 2009 at 12:44:40 AM EST
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