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French President: Obama "Utterly Immature"

Started by dsnope, 10/29/2008 11:50AM
Posted 10/29/2008 11:50AM Opening Post
"empty of all content"

Sarkozy is catching on fast, and he has an eloquent way of saying what Americans have known for the last year: "Empty Suit".

Boy, this is a first for an American candidate. When a French politician says you are arrogant, you've come a loooong way on the personal arrogance journey. If Obama is elected, for the first time in history the American president will be to the left of ALL of the G8 Euro leaders. To be fair it's in part due to Europe changing after slooowly facing the utter failure of their socialist policies, finally realizing that they haven't created one job in old Europe since 1990.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel's government.

Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate's stance on Iran as "utterly immature" and comprised of "formulations empty of all content."

Obama visited Paris in July, and the Iranian issue was at the heart of his meeting with Sarkozy. At a joint press conference afterward, Obama urged Iran to accept the West's proposal on its nuclear program, saying that Iran was creating a serious situation that endangered both Israel and the West.

According to the reports reaching Israel, Sarkozy told Obama at that meeting that if the new American president elected in November changed his country's policy toward Iran, that would be "very problematic."

Until now, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have tried to maintain a united front on Iran. But according to the senior Israeli source, Sarkozy fears that Obama might "arrogantly" ignore the other members of this front and open a direct dialogue with Iran without preconditions.