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French President Jacques Chirac has said referring Iran to the UN Security Council is not the best way to resolve a crisis over its nuclear programme.
Yet again the slimey French President is choosing to back down, i wonder how many cash filled brown envelopes were passed over to bring on this statement from him
Then to make matters worse, today Gamal Mubarak, the son of Egypt's president, and probably his father's eventual successor, proposed that his country pursue nuclear energy. Since Egypt is one of our strong allies in the Middle East and a recipient of $2 billion a year in economic assistance, it is indeed unfortunate that they chose this moment to embarrass the Bush administration by raising nuclear aspirations of their own. What we're seeing, unfortunately, is fallout from the Iranian stalemate. If Iran moves ahead with its nuclear program, many other countries will do the same. Unless Iran can be stopped, the world will become a much more dangerous place.
Chirac did not stop there. He went on to state that he was not in favor of economic sanctions against Iran. In Mr. Chirac's words, “I have never seen that sanctions were very effective.” With this last comment, he took away the most powerful stick that the Bush administration had