Monday, March 23, 2009

It Couldn't Last

It seems my optimism was premature. Obama sent a letter to former French President Jacques Chirac expressing his certainty that the two of them will be able to work together in the coming four years. Why he is eager to work with the former French president and not the current one, Nicolas Sarkozy, I don't quite understand.

The Volokh Conspiracy is more charitable, suggesting that we should look at how the letter was addressed. He may have been writing to Chirac about his new foundation; The Jacques Chirac Foundation for Sustainable Development and Cultural Dialogue.

Reuters indicates that Obama's contact with former heads of state prior to engaging the current ones is not new.

In any case, this is not encouraging after the embarassment of the Gordon Brown visit--which keeps getting worse. The DVD set Obama gave him was for the wrong region.

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