Putting your eggs in the basket of a politician is often … to say the least … a risky procedure, but the news that Nicolas Sarkozy … only a couple of weeks after his election … has lined up with the US against the (redundancy alert) UN hack Mohammed ElBaradei by continuing to oppose Iran’s enriching uranium is good news indeed. (BTW, has anyone checked ElBaradei’s bank account lately … hello, Claudia!)… From the JPost:
French President Nicholas Sarkozy called Wednesday for sanctions on Iran to be tightened if the country does not adhere to the West’s demands to cease its nuclear agenda.
If Iran attains nuclear weapons, Sarkozy warned, a road to an arms race will be paved that could endanger Israel and southeast Europe, he said during an interview with a German magazine.
Sarkozy announced that France will join the official US-led struggle against head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei, who recommended that Iran be allowed to enrich uranium in some of its nuclear plants.
On Tuesday, American officials urged allies to back a formal protest against ElBaradei, saying his comments could hurt UN Security Council efforts to pressure Teheran over its enrichment program.
“We were indeed surprised by several comments from Mr. ElBaradei over the weekend,” said French Foreign Ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei. “We share the gist of concerns expressed by our American partners – along with several other partners, for that matter.”
Looks like Bush … and America … have a New Best Friend. What pseudo-liberal idiot will be the first to call him “Bush’s new poodle.” (And another btw, what’s with the “poodle” thing anyway. Watching the dog walkers in my neighborhood, I don’t see a lot of poodles acting like, er, poodles.)
UPDAT: And speaking of Sarkozy (and hacks), wouldn’t it be ironic if this ignorant doofus became President of the United States while Sarkozy was th President of France. It would almost be like a political sex change operation. The “War on Terror” is a bumper sticker? Talk about projection. No, amigo, you are a bumper sticker.