A Beautiful Friendship – why France matters to the United States and what Barack Obama can learn from Nicolas Sarkozy at dinner tonight – affaires-strategiques.info

At the end of the classic film Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart, the hard-bitten American saloon-owner “Rick”, says to Claude Rains, the French police chief, as they stroll into the mist to the strains of the Marseillaise : “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” The irony, of course, is that France and America had already been friends for centuries, but those two needed to rediscover the bond for themselves.

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