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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Was Someone Speaking of the French?

via Will at Vodkapundit, http://vodkapundit.com/archives/007180.php , in how many ways is this ironic:

CHIRAC CONGRATULATES BUSH ON RE-ELECTION Received Wednesday, 3 November 2004 19:27:00 GMTPARIS, Nov 3 (AFP) - French President Jacques Chirac on Wednesday congratulated US President George W. Bush on his re-election, saying he hoped Bush's second term would be a chance to reinforce Franco-US relations. "On behalf of France, and on my personal behalf, I would like to express to you my most sincere congratulations for your re-election to the presidency of the United States of America," Chirac wrote in a letter to Bush. "It's in the spirit of dialogue, of mutual esteem and respect that our cooperation, our common fight against terrorism and the actions we are leading together to promote liberty and democracy must continue to develop," he said. The French leader said he hoped Bush's next four years in the White House would "provide an opportunity to reinforce the Franco-American friendship". "We can only find satisfactory solutions to the numerous challenges with which we are confronted today through a close transatlantic partnership," Chirac said. Bush, the incumbent Republican, defeated Democratic challenger John Kerry after a hard-fought campaign. Kerry called Bush to concede after holding out for hours for a miracle win in the key battleground state of Ohio. Before Tuesday's election, opinion polls showed as many as 90 percent of French people wanted a win for Kerry -- a reaction sparked by the bitter split between Washington and Paris over the Iraq war.

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