Peter Svensk

In Uncategorized on February 27, 2003 at 7:01 am

AndrewSullivan.com: WILL THE FRENCH VETO? No firm statement yet either way. TF1 declares that France is putting aside the idea of a veto for the moment. The Communists and Socialists urge a veto, but Chirac’s party, officially repesented in the parliament by Alain Juppe, talks instead of looming “noises of mobilization.” Meanwhile, we have this odd statement from the increasingly erratic Chirac, after meeting with Spanish prime minister, Aznar: “We oppose all new resolutions.” Huh? I thought France was promoting a new one. Maybe Paris at this point just wants the whole issue to go away. I still don’t have a clue what Chirac is up to; but I certainly think there are many subtle signs that the French don’t want to veto – especially if the Russians and Chinese simply abstain. Solitary French isolation at the U.N., combined with encirclement of Anglospheric nations in the E.U. is becoming France’s nightmare. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch, could it?

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