December 15, 2011

FORMER FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC CONVICTED OF CORRUPTION CHARGES. “Jacques Chirac, mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995, is the first former French head of state to be convicted since Marshal Philippe Petain, the leader of the wartime Vichy regime, was found guilty in 1945 of collaborating with the Nazis.”

A reader suggests rolling out this classic Chirac photo one more time — and why not?

This is from the protests outside the French Embassy back when France was trying to save Saddam Hussein — for, as it turned out, rather corrupt motives.

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