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32 people! How is such a huge government ever going to get anything done?

By the way, the sleazy Couchner type had some really shady deals in Kosovo. He was the one who stole the telephone system order from Siemens and gave it to Alcatel, and returned the next year working for - Alcatel.

The Kosovo telephone system is still the worst in Europe, but everytime a Kosovar picks up a phone, money rolls into the Monegasque bank accounts...

This was all a part of the French policy for giving aid with one hand and robbing Kosovo with the other.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Tue Jun 19th, 2007 at 06:06:56 PM EST
It should be noted a fair amount of those guys won't be doing nothing much, except writing "former Secrétaire d'Etat" on their cards, and are there as a thank you, to keep political balance between parties, or for the picture.

As for Kouchner, I hadn't heard about the Kosovo deal. The more egregious bad thing he did that the French sometimes know about is that he was paid 25000 € for writing a report whitewashing Total of accusations of forced labor in Myanmar. After a two days long inquiry...  Because of the scandal he gave the money to charity.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Tue Jun 19th, 2007 at 06:43:50 PM EST
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