. . . is how Jacques started his letter congratulating Pre. Bush on his re-election. France2 news last evening made much of this.
Not much was made from Chirac KO’s Bush offer, as reported by The Sun (UK)
Mr Bush also said he will use his new muscle to defeat terrorism. He said: “I earned political capital in the election and I intend to spend it.”
But French President Jacques Chirac — dubbed Le Worm — was doing his best to scupper bridge-building.
He will snub a meeting with Iraqi PM Iyad Allawi in Brussels today. It is a sleight aimed at Mr Bush and Tony Blair, who back Mr Allawi.
Chirac — who tried to stop the war to topple Saddam Hussein — will leave Brussels before the new Iraqi leader arrives.
However Chirac DID find time to visit Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in hospital yesterday.
Jacques denies snubbing Iraq’s Allawi, but is flying off to the United Arab Emirates to attend the funeral of the Emirates’ head of state just in time to miss Allawi’s appeal to 25 EU leaders for aid for his country’s elections and reconstruction.