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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."

    While:

    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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      Nulwee

      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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