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Friday, February 14, 2003

Voix de Raison

A lot of Americans would like to string up the French because of their alleged ingratitude in not supporting the US rush to war. Well, I’m not one of them. I find their defense of sanity in this matter both refreshing and hopeful.

I was fortunate enough this morning to be able to listen to the French Foreign Minister, Dominique de Villepin, as he addressed the UN Security Council. It was a stirring speech, both logical and impassioned—a powerful call for giving peace a chance.

The chamber erupted in applause, apparently a rare event in the UN. It was a pleasure to watch Colin Powell attempting to not show his anger.

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