"I will not betray, I will not lie, I will not move back. What I will say, I will do. It is an engagement of honor. The policy also needs honor."
Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie used the debate as an opportunity to chastise the Socialists for wanting to hand over some military spending for a more integrated European defense, saying that lowering defense appropriations would be "criminal" and "irresponsible".
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