‘Sarko the American’ Lives Up to the Nickname
If there was any doubt as to whether French President Nicolas Sarkozy has earned his nickname, “Sarko the American,” his speech before Congress on Wednesday definitely put that to rest.
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AP via Breitbart.com:
“Since the United States first appeared on the world scene, our two peoples, the French and the American people, have always been friends,” Sarkozy said, as he emphatically drew a veil on years of cross-Atlantic tensions.
Arriving for a joint session of the US Senate and the House of Representatives, the French leader received a lengthy and warm applause, including several standing ovations, as he praised the United States for its world influence.
“We may have differences, we may disagree on things, we may even have arguments, as in many families,” he said, “but in times of difficulty, in times of hardship, one stands true to one’s friends, one stands shoulder to shoulder with them, one supports them, and one helps them.”
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