December 05, 2003


Silvio Berlusconi is learning diplomacy:

Asked about frequent French and German opposition to the United States over the last year, Mr. Berlusconi said the diplomatic burden of his role as president of the 15-nation European Union prevented him from responding candidly.

Cool answer. Wonder if he’ll be able to restrain himself when he hears about the new French-led rapid reaction force.

Posted by Tim Blair at December 5, 2003 10:13 PM

The RRF. One Soldier. One Gun. No Bullet.

Posted by: Homer Robinson at December 5, 2003 at 11:41 PM

Restrain himself? He'll be too busy laughing to say anything.

Posted by: Ken Summers at December 6, 2003 at 12:10 AM

A French-led rapid reaction force - they can get to the site of a crisis, deploy, and surrender quicker than any other military in the world.

Posted by: R. C. Dean at December 6, 2003 at 03:23 AM

The force might be impressive, if Britain lends them the aircraft carrier that week...

Posted by: John Nowak at December 6, 2003 at 04:17 AM