Talk:Jacques Chirac

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In my mind, the presentations of quotes pro-SH as the first and nearly only ones given are typically a pro invasion of iraq viewpoint --87.88.205.203 22:10, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

I acted on the problem myself by adding sourced quotes on various domains ... --87.88.205.203 09:52, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Terrorism quote[edit]

Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,962465,00.html?promoid=googlep

I don't know how to source, but that was in the unsourced section, here's the source. He says it near the top of the article, as quoted by Time Magazine.

Unsourced[edit]

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Terrorism[edit]

  • Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.
  • Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
  • These irresponsible acts, which cannot have any justification whatsoever, are to be fully condemned. In these appalling circumstances, I want to offer you the most sincere condolences, both in my name and in that of the French people.

Nuclear Weapons[edit]

  • Finally, a safer world presupposes the revival of the virtuous circle of non-proliferation of weapons and disarmament.
  • The European Union and Russia have an identical viewpoint. We have condemned any potential revision of the ABM treaty, believing that such a revision will involve a risk of proliferation that will be very dangerous for the future.
  • National Missile Defense is of a nature to retrigger a proliferation of weapons, notably nuclear missiles. Everything that goes in the direction of proliferation is a bad direction.

Diplomacy[edit]

  • If our language, our programs, our creations are not strongly present in the new media, the young generation of our country will be economically and culturally marginalized.
  • If we prove capable of showing a pioneering commitment, we shall create a community listened to around the world.
  • Liberalism is as dangerous an ideology as communism, and like communism it will not prevail.
  • You only have to look back at 1935. There were people then who were against France arming itself, and look what happened.
  • Don't cry ma cherie. You are coming home with us. (To a boat people refugee in Paris, who he later informally adopted.)

European Union[edit]

  • The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.
  • What more does she want this housewife ? My balls on a plate ? (about Margaret Thatcher)
  • Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible. If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining Europe they could not have found a better way.
  • When you are in the family... you have more rights than when you are asking to join and knocking on the door.
  • The only thing worse that British food is Finnish food.

Iraq[edit]

  • As soon as one nation claims the right to take preventive action, other countries will naturally do the same. If we go down that road, where are we going?
  • One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone.
  • The unanimous vote by the Security Council... offers Iraq a chance to disarm in peace. That was the meaning of France's initiative since the start.
  • The message of the international community is clear - it has united to tell Iraq that it is now time to co-operate fully with the United Nations.
  • One month, two months, I am ready to accept any accord on this point that has the approval of the inspectors.
  • France is doing everything it can, but the problem is that it is impossible to stop Bush from pursuing to the end his logic of war.