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Last updated on July 27th, 2017 at 12:53 pm
“This tragic incident reminds us that the United States has refused to ratify the Kyoto accords. Let’s hope the US can from now on stop ignoring the rest of the world. If you want to run things, you must first lead by example. Arrogance is never a good adviser!”
“Bush had already been slow to react when the World Trade Center collapsed. Four years later, he was no quicker to get the measure of Katrina – a cruel lack of leadership at a time when this second major shock for 21st century America is adding to the crisis of confidence for the world’s leading power and to international disorder. As happened with 9/11, the country is displaying its vulnerability to the eyes of the world.”
“Katrina has shown that the emperor has no clothes. The world’s superpower is powerless when confronted with nature’s fury.”
The Foreign Ministry said it was concerned that foreign media coverage was exaggerating the situation.
“I don’t have the feeling that foreign tourists in Paris are in any way placed in danger by these events,” ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei said, adding that officials were “sometimes a bit surprised” by the foreign coverage.
At least he didn’t describe the coverage as a horrifying fraud.