If anyone should shut up, it's Jacques Chirac.By railing on the pro-U.S. stance of eight European nations, including several EU candidates, the French president has only opened wider the fault line trailing through the continent. Instead of showing leadership, Chirac displayed typical Gaulist rancor that is bound to create even bigger problems at this complex, fragile junction in European affairs. To Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and the Baltic states, Chirac said, "They are on the one hand not very well brought up and a bit unaware of the dangers that a too rapid alignment with the A...
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