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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-07-07 12:41 PM
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'We love America,' Sarkozy tells Congress
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'We love America,' Sarkozy tells Congress

by Philippe Alfroy 10 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AFP) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy hailed the friendship between France and the United States and paid tribute to American sacrifices in World War II, in a rare address Wednesday to the US Congress.

"Since the United States first appeared on the world scene, our two peoples, the French and the American people, have always been friends," Sarkozy said, as he emphatically drew a veil on years of cross-Atlantic tensions sparked by the Iraq war.

He received lengthy and warm applause as he arrived for a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and his address was met by several standing ovations as he heaped praise on the United States.

"We may have differences, we may disagree on things, we may even have arguments, as in many families," he said, "but in times of difficulty, in times of hardship, one stands true to one's friends, one stands shoulder to shoulder with them, one supports them, and one helps them.".......

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I listened to his speech--or some of it. He did hit the right bush key words of liberty and democracy and freedom a lot.
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