Wednesday, September 26, 2007

On Sarkozy and War

In the discussion that can be found in the comments to this post, Anonymous writes:

If your question is :" does unacceptable mean that Sarkozy is ready to participate in a war if sanctions fail ? " my answer is no.

He will not veto an American intervention, but no more...

In this connection, it is interesting to note that in the 2008 budget released today, one of the ministries hardest hit by the reduction in the number of civil servants is Defense, which will lose 6037 (of the total 22,000+ government jobs to be eliminated). This does not sound like a government that is heeding Kouchner's call to "prepare for the worst ... that is, war." Hence I agree with Anonymous.

I will have more to say about the budget in days to come.

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