Barack Obama does not seem to know that in May 2007, French voters elected Nicolas Sarkozy to the French presidency, to succeed Jacques Chirac who had been president for twelve years.
Barack Obama wrote a letter to Jacques Chirac to tell him about his desire to "work with him" for the next four years !
In a letter described by Chirac as "very nice," Obama wrote, "I am certain that we will be able to work together, in the coming four years, in a spirit of peace and friendship to build a safer world."
This revelation was made by the online edition of the daily Le Figaro on Thursday.
I wonder if someone had told him, when he came to France last summer, that the man he met was NOT Jacques Chirac !
Confidentiel : Barack Obama
a écrit à Jacques Chirac
Barack Obama a écrit à Jacques Chirac
ésident américain vient d’adresser une lettre «très sympathique » à Jacques Chirac, selon l’expression de ce dernier. «Je suis certain que nous pourrons au cours des quatre années à venir collaborer ensemble dans un esprit de paix et d’amitié afin de construire un monde plus sûr» , écrit le successeur de George W. Bush au pr
édécesseur de Nicolas Sarkozy. En évoquant le mot de « paix», Obama rend un hommage implicite à l’action de l’ancien pr
ésident français qui s’était opposé à la guerre en Irak. Une intervention américaine contre laquelle le futur pr
ésident américain s’était opposé comme sénateur, lors du vote au Congrès.
Barack Obama wrote to Jacques Chirac
The American president has just addressed a letter “very likable” to Jacques Chirac, according to the expression of the latter. “I am certain that we will be able during the four years to come to collaborate together in a spirit of peace and of friendship in order to construct a surer world”, writes the successor of George W. Bush to the predecessor of Nicolas Sarkozy. While evoking the word of “peace”, Obama returns an implicit homage to the action of the French former president that had opposed itself to the war in Iraq. An American intervention against which the future president American had opposed itself as senator, at the time of the vote to the Congress.
But it was Sarkozy who called Obama "naive” or was it "dangerously naive" when BO was on his magic carpet ride in Europe?