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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Attic Quote of The Day

On President Bush's "working dinner" with French President Jacques Chirac February 21st. "This meeting is far more important for Chirac than it is for Bush. I think from a French point of view, it's important to try to re-establish political ties with Washington. However, for Bush, the French are not an essential part of the president's long-term foreign policy outlook. France is a declining nation on the world stage that still clings to delusions of grandeur. Bush will be acutely aware that Chirac's ultimate goal is the creation of a united Europe as a counterbalance to the United States. There is a distrust between them that will not evaporate in meetings of this nature. Mr. Chirac was 'humiliated' by Mr. Bush's re-election, adding that he wouldn't expect the French president 'to eat humble pie' during the working dinner. The Bush doctrine of freedom and liberty across the Middle East is anathema to French strategy. They see it as unrealistic."

~Nile Gardiner
Heritage Foundation

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