July 27, 2007

Add Who To The Club?

Nicolas Sarkozy has proposed membership to the nuclear club for a surprising candidate nation. Given this country's track record -- and specifically that of its leader -- Westerners might find themselves shocked over the suggestion. After all, it has been less than three years since we stripped him of his membership card, and now France wants to reinstate it.

At Heading Right, I look at that track record, and look at Sarkozy's assertion that we risk a "war of civilizations" unless we give terrorist-supporting dictators nuclear power. It seems that Sarkozy has allowed his country's mercenary interests to supercede the world's security interests.


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Comments (11)

Posted by Scott Malensek | July 27, 2007 9:29 AM

Ya know, of all the nations in the world that should know appeasement and trusting rogue regimes just doesn't work. It's like all the French who died in the trenches of World War I died for nothing. All the French who died because their politicians "trusted" Hitler died for nothing.

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it (and have their cars burned in Islamic riots in the meantime).

Posted by Dale Michaud aka TexasDude | July 27, 2007 9:39 AM

What did the French do when they were constantly hassled and invaded by the Vikings?

Yep, they gave the Vikings that remained land, power, and money.

You see, France is doing what France does, that is, appease.

My heritage is French, but luckily, I was born and grew up American!

Posted by Rose | July 27, 2007 10:18 AM

And we remain members of the UN for WHAT PURPOSE - OTHER than stripping American taxpayers of $$$BILLIONS of their hard-earned cash - so they cannot use their own money for their own personal choices?

Posted by Lurking Observer | July 27, 2007 10:18 AM

Scott Malensek:

There's something to the argument that the French spirit, the one that could generate the furia francese, which had animated the French military under Napoleon and before, died in No Man's Land from the Belgian to the Swiss frontiers.

Posted by Fausta | July 27, 2007 10:40 AM

Sarko's trying to make France look influential in the Middle East. Unfortunately, how they get there and at what cost doesn't matter.

How French.

Posted by Only_One_Cannoli | July 27, 2007 11:58 AM

Interesting photo.

Gaddafi looks like a Libyan night club performer clutching his favorite red blanky.

Sarkozy dribbled something onto his shirt. He looks starstruck. Or drunk.

Posted by Adjoran | July 27, 2007 12:13 PM

So much for all the great expectations of Sarkozy, huh?

Oh, well. We knew that he IS French all along . . .

Posted by Lightwave | July 27, 2007 12:32 PM

Sarkozy wants Libya's oil.


He figures he's the guy to get it for France. Here's a guy who basically ran against the Muslimification of France, and now he's cozying up to a known terrorist strongman.

I don't think Europe as we know it will be around in a decade, what with the French selling out and the Brits giving up.

Posted by rbj | July 27, 2007 12:33 PM

Is it somehow April Fool's Day on the French calendar? First Chirac selling a nuke plant to Saddam, and now this? Must be something in the Vichey water.

Posted by Ray | July 27, 2007 9:43 PM

Is it just me, or does Muammar Gaddafi have more than a passing resemblance with Carlos Santana?

I once saw an interview with the guy who played Gopher on the TV show Love Boat. When someone mentioned that the Princess Cruse Line ship featured in the show used an British crew and French cheifs, he replied: "If it were the other way around, all the guests would have died of food poising and the crew would have surrendering at every port."

Posted by Ray | July 27, 2007 9:46 PM

That should read "the crew would have been surrendering at every port"