Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Official Denial Communique from the French Embassy in Washington Sent to The Neocon Express


Dear Sir,

The remarks attributed by the newspaper Haaretz to the President of the French Republic concerning Senator Obama's positions on Iran are groundless. To the contrary, the in-depth discussions between the President of the Republic and Senator Obama on Iran during their meeting in Paris in July demonstrated a broad convergence of views on this issue. President Sarkozy and Senator Obama agree to oppose Iran's development of a military nuclear capability.

We were pretty much the first blog to expand on the Haartz article. I am not surprised that the Government of France would go so far as to issue an official denial, but directly to little old me? But since I did report it, it seems only fair to post the denial as well. Of course, I am not surprised at the denial, and I also would not be surprised if the Haaretz article is accurate. I also love the way the message is so vague as to be completely meaningless: "President Sarkozy and Senator Obama agree to oppose Iran's development of a military nuclear capability." Gee, really, you don't say? Well, at least their not IN FAVOR of nuclear weapons in the hands of Iran's Mullahs. I guess that's a plus.

The following was my response to the French Embassy:

Ms. Animya N'TCHANDY
Press Attaché
Embassy of France

Thank you for your official communique; for the sake of fairness, we have posted your denial on our site at http://www.noconexpress.blogspot.com/. None the less, we continue to believe that Senator Obama represents a grave threat to the security of Israel, and in the long run to the security of France because of his repeated promotion of an appeasement policy toward the Iranian regime and its dangerous pursuit of nuclear weapons. We do not believe that Senator Obama will confront the Iranian threat before it is too late. Sincerely,

Joe Gelman
Neocon Express


  1. Your words about Obama are as true as you said about French position about Iran : they are fake. Why do you change the reality ? It's not an attitude of a gentleman with honour.
    Citoyen de la République.

  2. Dear Sir,
    I quoted President Sarkozy not directly, but as he was quoted by one of the leading, largest, and most reliable newspapers in Israel.

    The newspaper quotes Sarkozy private sources and off the record conversations. The words were certainly undiplomatic, and it does not surprise me that the French Foreign Ministry would issue a denial. When I received the denial, I posted it, even though I have no obligation to do so.

    You believe what you want to believe if it makes you feel better.

  3. Thanks, but I only believe my eyes and my ears, with reflexion. Nevertheless, I don't understand why some media of the U.S.A. tell that Obama is a Muslim. It's a fake too.
    For me, a French citizen, a fondamentalist Muslim or a fondamentalist Christian is the same thing : a danger for democracy, for indivudual liberty.
    I hope Obama will win because on the last eight years it was a catastrofic time for you, American People.
    The biggest Bush Jr'fault is the war in Irak. In the same time, he forget the financial situation.
    As you see, C. Powel supports Obama.
    And Mc Cain will be stay there 100 years ?
    Citoyen de la République


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