Friday, July 18, 2008

Sarkozy v. Chirac

My challenge, over at the Atlantic Community, as to whether President Sarkozy might prove to be more of a challenge to Washington than his predecessor Jacques Chirac. French "obstructionism" was always expected here; but what happens if France is pursuing similar objectives to those Washington wants, but using different methods? And are we prepared, especially when it comes to Middle East initiatives, to dealing with something that doesn't have a "made in the U.S." label?

Thoughts welcomed.

President Sarkozy reportedly told Secretary Rice that France would now oppose the United States only when they disagreed rather by default.
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