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Why would the EU want a war-criminal as President?

And why would they want someone who flunked the UK economy - do they want the same thing to happen to the EU?

by Fran on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 11:17:36 AM EST
Excellent question!
by The3rdColumn on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:03:11 PM EST
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I have nothing against born-again secular Catholics, but i do draw the line at anyone who helped birth the horror of Iraq.

If it has to be a man, one who's overcome his streetfighting roots, i'll stick with Joschka Fischer.  Do yoiu remember the defense meeting in München where he pointed at Rumsfeld about 3 meters away (with the camera over his left shoulder framing Rumsfuck's face) and forcefully said, in english, "In a democracy you have to make your case, and you haven't made yours.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaļs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:17:46 PM EST
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I don't think a member of the Greens can get the job, but Joschka might be a candidate for the EU foreign minister. His most famous quote is from a Bundestag debate, by the way:
"Mit Verlaub, Herr Präsident, sie sind ein Arschloch."
("With all due respect, Mister President, you're an asshole.")

"If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles." Sun Tzu
by Turambar (sersguenda at hotmail com) on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 02:34:17 PM EST
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<wipes tears> those were the days... I wish that Joschka back.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 03:06:57 PM EST
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Ulrich Bunion, please explain your troll rating of DoDo's comment.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 25th, 2008 at 05:20:53 AM EST
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Fran:
Why would the EU want a war-criminal as President?

And why would they want someone who flunked the UK economy - do they want the same thing to happen to the EU?

Since when was that a disqualification for high office?

In the public perception, the UK economy was doing fine until Brown took over.  Cameron models himself on Blair.
Iraq is history as far as Blair's career is concerned.  Besides, he's a Catholic now and will get the Mediterranean vote!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:13:07 PM EST
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Hahah! "Besides, he's a Catholic now and will get the Mediterranean vote!"

That's a good one!

by The3rdColumn on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:39:14 PM EST
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