French ex-President Jacques Chirac guilty of corruption

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    Dec 15, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
    This couldn't be more deserving.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16194089

    A French court has given former President Jacques Chirac a two-year suspended prison sentence for diverting public funds and abusing public trust.

    Mr Chirac, 79, was not in court to hear the verdict because of ill-health but denied wrongdoing.

    President from 1995 to 2007, he was put on trial on charges that dated back to his time as mayor of Paris.

    He was accused of paying members of his Rally for the Republic (RPR) party for municipal jobs that did not exist.

    The prosecution had urged the judge to acquit Mr Chirac and nine others accused in the trial. Two of the nine were cleared. The other seven were found guilty and all but one handed suspended prison sentences.

    Jean de Gaulle, grandson of former President Charles de Gaulle, was handed a three-month suspended term while former union leader Marc Blondel, 73, was convicted but escaped a sentence.
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    Dec 15, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    Maybe there's hope for Bush and Cheney to face justice, too!
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    Dec 15, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidMaybe there's hope for Bush and Cheney to face justice, too!


    Oh the world of fantasy you live in. The things you accuse Bush and Cheney of doing were actually done by the likes of Chirac.
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    Dec 15, 2011 6:35 PM GMT
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    Christian73 saidMaybe there's hope for Bush and Cheney to face justice, too!


    Oh the world of fantasy you live in. The things you accuse Bush and Cheney of doing were actually done by the likes of Chirac.


    Did Chirac out an French spy?

    Did he lie to the UN to engage in an illegal war?

    Did he game intelligence information resulting in the deaths of thousands of French citizens?

    Did he suspend civil rights in France?

    Not defending Chirac, but by doing so for a bunch of war criminal/domestic terrorists, you're on the wrong side of history.
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    Dec 15, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
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    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidMaybe there's hope for Bush and Cheney to face justice, too!


    Oh the world of fantasy you live in. The things you accuse Bush and Cheney of doing were actually done by the likes of Chirac.


    Did Chirac out an French spy?

    Did he lie to the UN to engage in an illegal war?

    Did he game intelligence information resulting in the deaths of thousands of French citizens?

    Did he suspend civil rights in France?

    Not defending Chirac, but by doing so for a bunch of war criminal/domestic terrorists, you're on the wrong side of history.


    Wow - consider actually looking back at history with the understanding of what information was available at the time and the context it was available. That you are so intellectually bankrupt is of absolutely no surprise but look at the Valerie Plame incident considering who her husband was and who it was who actually outed her. That you think that I'm the one on the wrong side of history is actually amusing considering all the fantasies you believe with respect to the economy.
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    Dec 15, 2011 8:04 PM GMT
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    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidMaybe there's hope for Bush and Cheney to face justice, too!


    Oh the world of fantasy you live in. The things you accuse Bush and Cheney of doing were actually done by the likes of Chirac.


    Did Chirac out an French spy?

    Did he lie to the UN to engage in an illegal war?

    Did he game intelligence information resulting in the deaths of thousands of French citizens?

    Did he suspend civil rights in France?

    Not defending Chirac, but by doing so for a bunch of war criminal/domestic terrorists, you're on the wrong side of history.


    Wow - consider actually looking back at history with the understanding of what information was available at the time and the context it was available. That you are so intellectually bankrupt is of absolutely no surprise but look at the Valerie Plame incident considering who her husband was and who it was who actually outed her. That you think that I'm the one on the wrong side of history is actually amusing considering all the fantasies you believe with respect to the economy.


    I know you like to pretend that you understand American politics but you don't. The information used for the UN presentation was known to be false at the time by the Bush administration and the Blair government.

    Valerie Plame was outed by Cheney's chief of staff in retaliation for her husband telling the truth about Iraq, which the administration was determined to start a war with. In so doing, they caused the deaths of several CIA assets and weakened our ability to monitor real WMDs.

    I always thought that Canadians were well-informed about what happens in the US, but you continually refute that stereotype. icon_cool.gif