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Originally posted by Togetic
The main problem here is not Chirac's statements per se. The problem is that they are inconsistent. They are trying, it seems, to both hold a hard line with Iran and to encourage Iran to come to the table. This is an admirable goal: if they can be encouraged to come to the table and thereby avert a conflict, then all the better. But the inconsistency of message both confuses and exposes cracks in the international community when solidarity is essential. In these dangerous times, our leadership must be much more careful.
[edit on 1/31/2007 by Togetic]