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Tuesday, February 08, 2005
CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?
Let’s be fwends, mais oui? The Fwench couldn’t help us with the war (would dirty their poofy shirts) and wouldn’t help us (they needed Saddam’s money). But now that the initial hard work is done, and that nasty Oil-for-Food investigation is underway, suddenly the Fwench want to twy again. There’s lots more hard work ahead, but will they help?
France Calls for Fresh Start in Relations with U.S.
PARIS (Reuters) - France wants a fresh start in relations with the United States and both sides have much to contribute to a renewed transatlantic partnership, Foreign Minister Michel Barnier said in comments published Monday.
He made the remarks before a visit to Paris Tuesday by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice aimed in part at repairing ties damaged by the U.S.-led war in Iraq, which France opposed.
"The moment has come for a fresh start in our relations," Barnier said in an interview with the French daily Liberation which was conducted late last week.
France was encouraged by the election in Iraq on Jan. 30 and by a "renewed determination" in Bush's efforts over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Barnier said.
For more on the Fwench: You Can't Run With The Big Dogs, So Pi$$ On The Porch With The Puppies