More on Nick & Jacques, part II
Via the Instapundit
CHIRAC LOSES IT IN ISTANBUL, playing right into Bush’s hands by isolating himself from both Turkey and Britain.
Jacques told George that EU affairs were none of his business, but Gerhard Says Germany and France Plan to Back Turkey’s EU Bid.
Jacques’s also clearly preaching to the choir (or so he thinks), saying things like “It’s not NATO’s mission to intervene in Iraq”.
Unfortunately, Nick/Sarko’s singing a different tune, (via ¡No Pasarán!), since
France moved to normalize business ties with Iraq on Monday, just hours after the U.S.-led coalition occupying the country announced it had transferred sovereignty to an interim government two days ahead of schedule.
The French Finance Ministry said in a statement that full economic ties with Iraq will be restored immediately following Monday’s hand-over of power to the country’s interim government . . .
The French statement said Finance Minister Nicolas Sarkozy had promised to normalize ties during a June 22 visit by his Iraqi counterpart, Adel Abdul-Mahdi.