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    Tactical, because it puts Republican stink on the process, which can provide Dems moral leverage that will be needed later to deal with the partisian politics Republicans will use as a means to poison the well and construct an opposition platform. Dems will surely be blamed for fixing the disaster created by Republican excess.

    Strategy, because it commits the US to the process sooner to help control the damage and puts the US in a leading role.

    In my fantasy world, Sarkozy demands Bush attend a meeting in The Hague, a suitably international venue, but methinks Sarkozy let practical necesseity get the better of him. I'm sure the thought crossed his mind to demand Bush report to Europe, that would be a gaurenteed second term for Mr. S.

    Ask me about my daughter's future - Ko

    by koNko on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 07:36:30 PM PDT

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    •  Like you, I would like Mr Bush to be "invited" to (0+ / 0-)

      The Hague but Mr Sarkozy cannot do that -- if an "invitation" has to be issued, it must come from the tribunal in The Hague which is independent.

      Moreover (not that it would matter in the political scheme of things, i.e. inviting Mr Bush) Mr Sarkozy's term as EU Commission prez ends at the end of the year. Not much time to build a case even if there was an intention to do it.

      Finally, everyone is focused on trying to find ways and means to avert a potentially global economic catastrophe.

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