Monday, October 27, 2003

Chirac imitates Bush

France publicly opposes the US at every turn. However, in private France seems to look to the US for guidance:

President Jacques Chirac's office Monday denied a newspaper report that France plans a shift in its nuclear defense policy to take account of new threats from what Washington has identified as "rogue states."

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The report, commissioned by President Jacques Chirac's office Monday denied a newspaper report that France plans a shift in its nuclear defense policy to take account of new threats from what Washington has identified as "rogue states."
The daily Liberation quoted an unidentified senior military official as saying that a revamp of France's nuclear deterrent could happen in early 2004, and said Chirac could unveil the new policy at a visit to a navy base in Brest in the weeks ahead.

"Without citing any country, the French (nuclear) capacity to strike will from now on target what the Americans call 'rogue states' -- nations which equip themselves with weapons of massive destruction," Liberation wrote.

It said the new strategy would take account of states believed to have biological and chemical weapons at their disposal, as well as those with nuclear arms, and in the longer term "would take into account the threat from China."

First Russia adopts US military ideology, now France does as well? Why do people still take their opinions concerning world affairs seriously?


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