Monday, February 14, 2005

Warning from Paris: the French Will Not Forget the Iraq Rift

French Defence Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie said Thursday that Paris will not forget its divisions with the United States over Iraq, even if everyone had learned to love each other again.

"That everyone loves each other, that is fundamental," she said, when asked if everything was forgiven and forgotten two years after the transatlantic crisis triggered by the Iraq war.

"But that everything be forgotten? No," she said. "I don't think it should be forgotten," she continued. "I think that in the end these periods of tension are part of our transatlantic relations, and have been for a long time." [AFP]

You know what, Michèle? I have the feeling that Americans
won't be forgetting the Iraq rift, either, and that for a looong time…

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