Don’t You Do That

I found this sort of funny:

Bush held up Turkey as an example of a Muslim democracy and said its entry to the EU would be “a crucial advance in relations between the Muslim world and the West, because you are part of both.”

“Including Turkey in the EU would prove that Europe is not the exclusive club of a single religion, and it would expose the ‘clash of civilizations’ as a passing myth of history,” Bush said.

Chirac said on Monday that Bush should not comment on Turkey’s EU entry hopes as EU affairs were none of his business.

“If President Bush really said that the way I read it, well, not only did he go too far but he went into a domain which is not his own,” Chirac told reporters at the summit.

“It is like me trying to tell the United States how it should manage its relations with Mexico,” he added.

Doesn’t Chirac already tell us how to conduct our affairs?

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