It will probably remain his greatest ever moment. A proud fragment of history for France and at least a point of reference for the rest of the world. Dominique de Villepin. French Foreign Minister. At the United Nations on Valentine’s Day 2003. When he urged the U.S. to listen to an old continent which, after centuries of bloodshed, had finally learned that war is best avoided. Whose applause was muffled by American television channels, and who was pictured on the front page of the New York Post with his head replaced by that of a weasel.
Did he dream of greater things than being prime minister of France? The presence of only 15 journalists at his monthly press conference in March must have brought him down to earth. And so le dauphin this week returned to the place where he felt his greatness is still appreciated. This planet is called the U.S. In New York, according to Liberation, he met with U.S. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and spoke about his dream of becoming a global ‘crisis manager.’
Hmmmmm. Like you did with the CPE???
The aristocratic poet finally recognised (to an American public) that he ain’t no politician. He claimed he never dreamed of becoming president and accepted the role of prime minister only to take his diplomatic instincts of serving his country to the ultimate level. So that’s why he’s still shying away from running for elected office?