Thursday, February 13, 2014
F. Hollande and B. Obama Went for a Ride
ContextFrench President F. Hollande made a visit to Unitedstatesian (or should I write Unitedstatesofamerican?) President B. Obama this week. A few photos from the first day were published by the Elysée (French president's staff), including this one below and others taken on Air Force One. In another shot taken just before this one, Hollande appears to be speaking (back to camera) arms outstretched and hands spread, while Obama shows amusement. There has been some speculation as to the context, what was being said. Some joke that Hollande is describing his amorous escapades; I suspect not.
What ifWhat if F. Hollande were saying something like, "You know that bugged conversation that has Merkel upset, the one some claim the Russians leaked, of Vicky Nuland saying "f### the EU"? Well, it wasn't the Russians! There are lots of bugs in diplomatic systems these days!"
Just "what if?"