Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sarkozy on Obama Ego Naivety? (Video)

Jack Kelly's assertions about his sources, and what they say French president, Nicolas Sarkozy said, may or may not be accurate, but I believe the assessment is spot-on, no matter who said it or didn't say it. What do you think? Is this Sarkozy's opinion: Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical? More after the video.

Nicolas Sarkozy
Here are some snippets of Jack Kelly [featured in the video] writing at RealClearPolitics on Sarkozy's Contempt for Obama:
Nicolas Sarkozy was furious with Barack Obama for his adolescent warbling about a world without nuclear weapons at a meeting Mr. Obama chaired of the United Nations Security Council last Thursday (9/24). We must never stop until we see the day when nuclear arms have been banished from the face of the earth," President Obama said.

What infuriated President Sarkozy was that at the time Mr. Obama said those words, Mr. Obama knew the mullahs in Iran had a secret nuclear weapons development site, and he didn't call them on it.

‘President Obama dreams of a world without weapons...but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite," Mr. Sarkozy said.

What good has proposals for dialogue brought the international community?" he [Sarkozy] asked rhetorically. "More uranium enrichment and declarations by the leaders of Iran to wipe out a UN member state off the map."

Whether Sarkozy tagged Obama with "incredibly naive and grossly egotistical," or not, we can clearly see some statements we know he said. How incredible is it that France sees Iran more dangerous than does the U.S.? How unbelievable is it that France calls for immediate action - strong and meaningful action - and the U.S. does not? Maybe it is time to put all those French cartoons away for awhile.

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