A French-American perspective on politics, culture, current events, religion, languages, and education
Monday, February 26, 2007
Obama - Iraq from 2002
Competent leadership is what we look for as both the US and France head into full campaign season. Fed up with an irrelevant leader who has made a career out of political office on the one side of the Atlantic, and an irrelevant leader who makes us cringe each time he weighs a decision on the other, people are looking for capable leaders who can bring legitimacy and respect back to the office of president. Our goal is to provide you with a snippet of the top candidates and a bit of analysis when the opportunity arises.
Here's our first snippet of Barack Obama in an interview from 2002, before the invasion of Iraq.
Even though he chooses his words carefully, he comes out clearly on the side of diplomacy. And his prediction of long-term instability? right on the money.
Somewhere beneath all the inane clichés that politicians and the media bandy about, there lies a true Franco-American relationship that stems from a deep appreciation and fascination with each other's language, culture and society. This is where we live, below the radar, exploring the mundane, finding pleasure in the details, and sharing our passion for another culture with our students. We are educators, teaching English in Paris and French in Boston. Trained and training at the Sorbonne and Harvard, respectively, we choose here to let our café conversation spill out onto the sidewalk. Others should feel free to eavesdrop or join the conversation through comments.