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France is no longer an ally

By Tumbler   March 2003

FRANCE IS NOT AN ALLY OF THE US By the time you read this, it is possible that things may have calmed down again. But so bad are relations between the Bush administration and “Old Europe” that Richard Perle, head of the Pentagon’s policy advisory board, now says France is no longer an ally. Speaking at a seminar even before the Nato row blew up, he said “Unless we recognise that France is not the ally it once was and develop a strategy to contain our erstwhile ally, we’ll not be talking about Nato in a few years.” Germany, he…

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