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  •  Recent French "flubs" (11+ / 0-)

    Like Sarkozy's deal in 2007 to sell nuclear reactors to Ghadafi? And, as part of the deal, "Libya also signed a memorandum promising to negotiate exclusively with France for all future military purchases, though details were not released."


    France's minister for human rights, Rama Yade, distanced herself from the trip, which started on the UN-designated Human Rights Day, denouncing the continuing practice of torture in Libyan jails and the lack of a free press.

    "Colonel Kadhafi must understand that our country is not a doormat on which a leader -- terrorist or otherwise -- can wipe off the blood of his crimes. France should not receive this kiss of death," she said.

    •  I was thinking more specifically about (1+ / 0-)
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      Tunisia, in particular, which left them with a bit of a (much deserved) diplomatic black eye.

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 06:01:33 PM PDT

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