Did Obama send letter to J.Chirac instead of Sarkozy?

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by sbark, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member

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    And the French are reporting that, too...with a video clip!
    http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2009/03/20/01003-20090320ARTFIG00355-obama-fait-une-gaffe-sur-les-handicapes-.php

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    Confidential: Barack Obama
    wrote to Jacques Chirac
    19/03/2009 | Updated: 09:14 | 84 Comments | Add to my selection
    Find all confidential drafting Figaro.
    Barack Obama wrote to Jacques Chirac
    The U.S. President has just sent a letter “very sympathetic” to Jacques Chirac, in the words of this last. “I am confident that we can over the next four years working together in a spirit of peace and friendship to build a safer world, “writes the successor to George W. Bush Nicolas Sarkozy’s predecessor. In mentioning the word “peace,” Obama makes implicit tribute to the action of
    the former French president who opposed the war in Iraq. A U.S. intervention against which the future U.S. president had opposed as a senator, in a vote in Congress. “
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    http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualites/2009/03/19/01001-20090319ARTFIG00357-confidentiel-barack-obama-a-ecrit-a-jacques-chirac-.php

    And the French are reporting that, too...with a video clip!
    http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2009/03/20/01003-20090320ARTFIG00355-obama-fait-une-gaffe-sur-les-handicapes-.php

    ........looks like he also needs a "Letter-prompter".........
  2. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    I HIGHLY doubt this. Official letters from the POTUS get proofread, you can be sure. Anyone here speak french?
  3. iceberg

    iceberg well at least we're not the browns Zone Supporter

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    when reaching for a bullet...
  4. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    And you think the State Dept would be able to translate correctly the word reset in Russian.
  5. ThaBigP

    ThaBigP New Member

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    Yes. Just as Russian translations are always done correctly (as somebody else pointed out), and gifts to heads of state are always thoughtful (and work in their country).

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