Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chirac's Dissing of Eastern Europe During the Iraq War: The Poles Haven't Forgotten

After reading a column in Le Monde castigating Poland in the same breath as Ukraine (and basically comparing its human rights record to that of its fellow Euro 2012 organizer), Tomasz Orlowski, Warsaw's ambassador to Paris felt the need to respond, doing so with a tad of sarcasm, and ending his column against (what he considered) a trio of arrogant Frenchmen by a reference to the immortal words of Jacques Chirac's (in)famous retort to Poland's and Eastern Europe's principled public siding with George W Bush during the Iraq war:
"Ils ont manqué une bonne occasion de se taire."