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Updated: 31st December 1969 17:00Jacques Chirac

Jacques Chirac

His political career spanned four decades.
He wants to cut back on U.S. military commitments overseas. He calls the Iraq War “one of the worst decisions ever made in
Back in 1938, giving refuge to Jews was viewed as a worldwide issue, not something that only the neighboring European countries needed to deal with.
Whether there was acquiescence or complicity before or after the fact of the fall of Srebrenica, Washington pivoted its policy toward satisfying Milosevic's territorial demands. The mythology of peace in BiH continues to be dominated by tales of age-old hatreds as well as ethnic chauvinist politics.

What was the image that crossed the mind of that Muslim president who was doing his utmost to save his people from a bloodbath announced by the Serbs? "We are the Warsaw ghetto," he wrote, "Will the Warsaw ghetto once again be left to die?"
Jacques Chirac was elected mayor of Paris in 1977; Edward Koch was elected mayor of New York in 1978. The two were destined to meet just a few years later when Koch made a week-long visit to Paris -- specifically, to find out how another great metropolis was run.
More serious, than the threat of radical Islam is the fact that France is menaced by mounting racial tensions stoked by extremists on both sides.
Basically the French mindset is: "We don't care who you screw, as long as you don't screw up on the job." The exact opposite of the American perception.
"That's an endless debate," Quinn, 52, says of the nature-vs.-nurture question. "Genetics play a huge part in who we are
Meanwhile, Chirac's detractors say the book glosses over the former president's own weaknesses. With regard to the charges