October 30, 2009

JACQUES CHIRAC ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL FOR CORRUPTION. “Already, the mere fact of 76-year-old Chirac’s being investigated has been a humiliating coda to his four-decade political career. On top of that, one of Chirac’s former prime ministers is on trial in a separate case. Dominique de Villepin is accused of orchestrating a smear campaign against Chirac’s successor, Nicolas Sarkozy. Villepin denies the charges.”

And reason enough to recycle this stirring photo from the protests outside the French Embassy in Washington back in 2003. Plus, this.