Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Le Pen and 9/11

Jean-Marie Le Pen has opened his mouth again, and this is what came out. During an interview Le Pen used the word "incident" instead of an "événement" to describe the September 11th attacks. The interviewing journalist then highlighted the fact that 3000 people died on that day, eliciting this response from Le Pen: "it is what there is in one month in Iraq, and much less than the bombardments of Marseilles or Dresden at the end of the Second World War."

One wonders if he really wants those final signatures to be on the ballot. In all fairness, he is correct, but I'm sure there could have been a nicer way of phrasing it.

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