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France Discovers People Get Killed in War

You have to hand it to the French. They’re consistent. Four of their soldiers were killed a week ago in Afghanistan. And now they are withdrawing their troops from the country a year early, and we apparently are OK with it. The State Department congratulated the French on not being “precipitous” about it, claiming this is all part of a “managed effort” to get out

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Obama Gets Chance to Repent for Slight to Bibi

President Obama will have a chance to do penance next month for last week’s insult of Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu when he makes what could be an awkward appearance at the biennial gathering of the Union for Reform Judaism, which represents the largest Jewish denomination in the United States. The appearance, which has not yet been announced by the White House, will occur sometime

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Obama and Sarkozy: The Secret Transcript

In a remarkable scoop, White House Dossier has obtained a transcript of the portion of the private chat between President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy that was not accidentally broadcast to reporters. It seems their conversation went from bad to worse. We faithfully relay it to you here. ******** Sarkzoy: Liar! Zat Netanyahu is a liar. And I told him so to his face.

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Obama Insults Netanyahu; Press Fails to Report

Updated 11:20 am ET President Obama failed to contradict French President Nicolas Sarkozy last week when Sarkozy termed Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netenyahu a liar, responding instead that Netanyahu was basically a pain in the ass, according to Reuters. “I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters in a

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Obama: Baby Pretty. Daddy Ugly. Mama Hot

President Obama Friday managed to insult French President Nicolas Sarkozy while flirting with his wife. Take a look. I know he meant well. And I hate to think I might be taking an effort at lightness too seriously. But this moment embodies two perilous situations: When a stiff man tries to loosen up, and when a short, not particularly attractive man receives a comment about

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Obama Changes Libya Mission to Ousting Qaddafi

President Obama is formally adding the removal of Muammar Qaddafi to the Libya war, declaring that NATO bombing will not end until Qaddafi is gone. In an op-ed piece published today in the International Herald Tribune, Le Figaro, and the Times of London, Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and British Prime Minister David Cameron write what was obvious to others when the “kinetic military exercise”

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France Takes the Lead on Aiding Libyan Rebels

What? France? Leading the world on military matters? Generally, France takes the lead on the preparation of appetizers and desserts. But it look like, in terms of providing actual, tangible assistance to the Libyan rebels – as opposed to assembling flatulent declarations out of the UN, which is where the United States is taking the lead – France is showing the way. From the Wall

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