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She did not commit any crime against humanity, nor genocide.

How is that he can say this, patently ignore the role of the French state in the Nazi war against the Jews, and still enjoy support of a clear majority of French Jews?

I know the answer, but its absolutely maddening.

by desmoulins (gsb6@lycos.com) on Sat Mar 10th, 2007 at 04:12:26 PM EST
And it's not like our history overall shows us in any better light than any other big power. The war in Algeria was not very clean, and even more recently, we have nothing to be proud of our passivity in the Balkans and Rwanda.

I don't say one cannot be proud of one's country, including France - what I found maddening myself was that direct, explicit poke in Germany's eye, and the apparent lack of reaction as of this afternoon.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Mar 10th, 2007 at 04:31:16 PM EST
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only Americans who come to this site will ever know he said this, but it also seems like a very anti-American statement. Germany after all wasn't founded on "genocide," and the only crimes against humanity it's been guilty of the past 50 years have been at the behest of the U.S.

All I can say is, he'd better tone his language down if he ever wants a warm reception on Fox News.

by Matt in NYC on Sat Mar 10th, 2007 at 09:24:31 PM EST
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