Looking for a calm, polite discussion. please do not focus on "France". Two things happened recently in world's diplomacy.1 - IRAN
Chirac, french President, has made a "touchy" comment on Iran situation. Chirac muses on Iran, and then retreatsPARIS: President Jacques Chirac said in an interview that an Iran that possessed one or two nuclear weapons would not pose much of a danger, adding that if Iran were ever to launch a nuclear weapon against a country like Israel, it would lead to the immediate destruction of Tehran.http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/31/news/france.php
After the quick shock, his retreats, the bashing of all sides (left and right wing). People are starting to understand what he meant
, and that, despite the character - he is far from being a good president - Jacques Chirac has the crazy ability to be right on spot
. Usually on international issues.2 - IRAQ 2008
French diplomacy comes ahead and advise the USA to set a 2008 horizon date for american and allies troops to return. Stating that, as they said in 2003, the military management was useless.
And time proved it (as people always say " time will tell").
3000 americans dead
12000 iraqis civilians dead