Gaullists For Bush

by James S. Robbins

From the New York Times, October 28, 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis: “The American action coincides with the prevailing view in French government circles, beginning with President de Gaulle, that firmness and steady nerves constitute the best formula for dealing with Soviet threats. This has been the unswerving French line whenever a question has been raised of rushing to a summit meeting to negotiate.” Looks like de Gaulle would not have thought much of Kerry’s insistance that summitry is the highest art of diplomacy.

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