Vive La France!

VIVE LA FRANCE!….France says there’s no question that Iran is trying to build an atomic bomb:

France’s foreign minister said Thursday that Iran’s nuclear program was a cover for clandestine military activity, in an unusually direct attack on Tehran for a European diplomat.

….”No civilian nuclear program can explain the Iranian nuclear program. It is a clandestine military nuclear program,” [Foreign Minister Philippe] Douste-Blazy said on France-2 television. “The international community has sent a very firm message in telling the Iranians to return to reason and suspend all nuclear activity and the enrichment and conversion of uranium, but they aren’t listening to us.”

Does this mean France is no longer part of the Axis of Weasels? A member in good standing of New Europe? A country whose intelligence services have always been top tier and whose word can hardly be doubted?

Just wondering.

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