Friday, February 18, 2011
Sarkozy, Cassez, and Mexico
The Sarkozy-Mexico dust-up over convicted kidnapper Florence Cassez is truly bizarre. It maybe makes some sense for Sarkozy to risk the health of a relatively unimportant bilateral relationship over a single person if she was demonstrably innocent, but I've not seen any evidence that she is. As a deputy in Sarkozy's own party said, "She's not innocent just because she's French." If you accept her guilt, or even if you aren't 100 percent convinced of her innocence, then his public posturing on the issue, which has been going on for years now, really is hard to explain rationally.