Chirac’s Role Model
Once again the president of France has proven himself to be a real Jacques Ass. This time he said that the threat of a nuclear Iran is not that bad. Why? Because if he did strike Israel, there would be an immediate retaliation. Of course there would be a couple of hundred thousand dead Jews, but based on his track record of supporting terrorists, Jacques has never been one to care about Jewish deaths.
Thats not even the full story. The next day he takes it back, er….sort of. He doesn’t say something like”I didn’t mean what I said, I was really drunk at the time.” or “I think the Doctor Has to increase my meds”….Mr Clouseau…I mean Chirac (sometimes its hard to tell one French bumbling idiot from the next), Mr Chirac says he did not know he was on the record. Of course the NY Times [one of the interviewers] has since said Chirac knew he was on the record.
The tape-recorded, on-the-record interview was conducted under an agreement that it would not be published until Thursday, when Le Nouvel Observateur appears on newsstands (NY Times 2/1/07)
WHAT AN ANTI-SEMITIC S.O.B. !!! Once again he proves that he is willing to throw Israel under the bus. Maybe next time he gives an interview he should just shove an old Jacques Strap in his mouth so he cant talk.I guess his friends in Fatah and Hamas aren’t killing Jews fast enough…. He wants Iran to do it faster. Its all there in Black and White on YNET:
French president tells three newspapers ‘nuclear Iran not big danger’, tries to retract next day French President Jacques Chirac said in an interview with three newspapers that Iran’s possession of a nuclear bomb would not be “very dangerous” and that if it used the weapon on Israel, Tehran would be immediately “razed,” according to a newspaper report. Chirac – who made the comments during a Monday interview with The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and Le Nouvel Observateur, a weekly magazine – called reporters back the next day to try to have his quotes retracted. In an article posted on its Web site Wednesday night, the New York Times said the Monday interview was tape recorded and on the record. Chirac’s initial remarks would mark a big departure from France’s official policy of deterrence and work in preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. “I should rather have paid attention to what I was saying and understood that perhaps I was on the record,” Chirac said in the second interview on Tuesday, according to the New York Times. On Monday, Chirac said of Iran and its nuclear program, “I would say that what is dangerous about this situation is not the fact of having a nuclear bomb. Having one or perhaps a second bomb a little later, well, that’s not very dangerous.” Instead, Chirac said, the danger lies in the chances of proliferation or an arms race in the Middle East should Iran build a nuclear bomb. Possessing the weapon would be useless for Iran – whose leader has called for Israel to be “wiped off the map” – as using it would mean an instant counterattack. “Where will it drop it, this bomb? On Israel?” Chirac asked. “It would not have gone 200 meters into the atmosphere before Tehran would be razed.” In the second interview with the same newspapers, Chirac retracted his comment about Tehran being razed. “I retract it, of course, when I said, ‘One is going to raze Tehran,”’ he said. Chirac also said other countries would stop any bomb launched by Iran from reaching its target. “It is obvious that this bomb, at the moment it was launched, obviously would be destroyed immediately,” he said. “We have the means – several countries have the means to destroy a bomb.” Regarding his comments that Israel could be a target of an Iranian weapon and that Israel would retaliate, Chirac said, “I don’t think I spoke about Israel yesterday. Maybe I did so but I don’t think so. I have no recollection of that.”
According to the NY Times report Chirac tried to cover up his statement
Mr. Chirac has privately expressed the view occasionally in the past year that a nuclear-armed Iran might be inevitable and that it could try to sell the technology to other countries. But publicly the policy has been very different. In fact, Élysée Palace prepared a heavily edited 19-page transcript of the Monday interview that excluded Mr. Chirac’s assessment of a nuclear-armed Iran.