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After Iraq, Does the U.S. Want to Attack Iran?

June 17, 2008 // Le Point - France - French

War is often the result of an error in calculation. Saddam Hussein did not believe that the United States would dare to invade. Is the scenario in the process of repeating itself right in front of our eyes in Iran? Washington resounded with the sounds of boots, less a metaphor than fact, at the moment when Bush [Read more]

Barack Obama, A Three Time Reflection

June 15, 2008 // L'Humanité - France - French

The designation of the African-American candidate by the U.S. Democratic Party gave way to consensus in France, which articulates two good pieces of news. First, it is the first time that a man of color has arrived at this stage of political competition, which indicates a positive evolution in a country which did not [Read more]

Is France Ready For This Kind of Transformation?

June 15, 2008 // L'Humanite - France - French

Jean-Claude Tchicaya, spokesperson for the anti-racist organization Devoirs de Memoires, considers this event a turning point in the future of our country. Is there a trend of favoring Barack Obama in working class districts? Tchicaya: Yes, undoubtedly. It’s more than admiration, it is more like camaraderie. This [Read more]

Obama and Us

June 15, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

Obamania isn't exactly what it was in the US. The senator always has ultra-motivated fans, but he is now a separate, total candidate, with questions and tests to face. The "phenomenon" must transform himself into President, the "rock star" into Commander in Chief. This is a serious challenge, and it has not yet been [Read more]

Black

June 11, 2008 // l'Humanité - France - French

Skin color is not a program. Barack Obama is a rather handsome man, with a smile that, so they say, is irresistible, an eloquence that carries you away, a charming wife, millions of dollars collected by an army of volunteers. He learned–-doubtless remembering the lessons of Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela on [Read more]

Why is Barack Obama Black ?

June 8, 2008 // Rue89 - France - French

Barack Obama was born to a white mother from Kansas and an African father who came from Kenya to study in the United States. “He is not black, he is mixed,” we wrote in Molto sur un article de Rue89. Many of you (non-Americans) have already commented on this. Why is he black? Why knowing his origins does one not [Read more]

Barack Obama, An American Destiny

June 5, 2008 // Le Monde - France - French

At the beginning of August 2007, Barack Obama was going through a rough time. Hillary Clinton had broken ahead in the polls. She had even been able to allow herself the luxury of participating in a national conference of left-wing bloggers in Chicago-–an audience that used to only ask to do battle with the “Clinton [Read more]

Barack Obama Will Be the Democratic Candidate

June 4, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

After the last primaries, Barack Obama has enough delegates to claim the nomination. But Hillary Clinton still is not acknowledging her defeat. On Tuesday Barack Obama became the first Black to have a chance to win the White House. The Senator from Illinois effectively mathematically won the Democratic nomination for [Read more]

In Montana, American IndiansAre New Electoral Target

June 4, 2008 // Le Monde - France - French

"You are the issue in this election!" declared Barack Obama, facing the American Indian public in Sioux Falls in South Dakota last May 16. American Indians represent 7% of Montana's population and around 10% of South Dakota's population, or five times more than the national average. Throughout the month of May, [Read more]

Obama, Osama: Same fight, According to Fox News

June 1, 2008 // Afrik - France - French

Hillary Clinton’s blunder has left a trail. The senator from New York explained that she was staying the course in the democratic primaries notably, because in June 1968 Robert Kennedy was assassinated. This was an announcement that some had interpreted as a secret desire for harm to come to Barack Obama, her rival [Read more]
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