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The current events are hard to grasp. There are no claims, even less of a political discourse: any incident can lead to the worst consequences. The twin "toughness- fairness" goals stated by Sarkozy (the first applied with measure, the second requiring to be made credible by long term programmes) can legitimately bring the country together. That mayors, locally, also decide to set a curfew is also understandable.

I seem to remember that Sarkozy made some pretty inflammatory statements in the past few days? How is it that this editorial now says that Sarkozy is the moderate trying to bring the country together?

Didn´t you say something about "local police stations" discontinued under Sarkozy?
Moreover, did Sarkozy make any suggestions to deal with the situation without invoking a state of emergency?
If not, then he is as responsible as Villepin....

by Detlef (Detlef1961_at_yahoo_dot_de) on Tue Nov 8th, 2005 at 06:08:54 PM EST
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