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This, by Art Goldhammer at French Politics, is about the most concise and compelling case for questioning French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s foreign policy prowess as any I’ve read. I especially liked this part on his handling of the Georgia War, which I have defended: The Russia-Georgia War ended because Russia knew that it could not oustSaakashvili without damaging its long-term interest in a cooperativeeconomic relationship with the West. It ended when the Russians weregood and ready to end it, and the limits to their incursion wereself-imposed. Sarkozy merely showed up with a piece of paper on whichhe had hastily scrawled […]

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