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Readout of Actual Thoughts Behind the President’s Call with President Hollande of France

3:27 PM, Nov 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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A friend re-writes the White House's readout of President Obama's call today with President Hollande of France (the actual White House readout is at the end of this post) to include the "thoughts behind the president's call" with his French counterpart:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 13, 2013

Readout of Actual Thoughts Behind the President’s Call with President Hollande of France

The President and President Hollande spoke today as part of their very rare discussions on shared security interests, which seldom occur because they despise each other, including recent developments related to Iran.  The United States and France are in full agreement regarding the P5+1’s unified proposal to Iran and the approach to negotiations, except that the United States is desperate for a deal and the French much less so, and view Wendy Sherman as not quite fit to run a small provincial hotel.  They consider the P5+1 proposal to be a sound step toward assuring the international community that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful, kind of like the way the UN is a sound step toward world peace.   The United States deeply values its relationship with France, and would value it more if they would shut up, including as NATO allies, where they can keep getting Obama into wars he does not want, and we will continue to consult closely on global security, even though the French think Kerry is a vain fool and Obama thinks France is a joke.

Here's the actual White House readout:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 13, 2013 

Readout of the President’s Call with President Hollande of France

The President and President Hollande spoke today as part of their ongoing discussions on shared security interests, including recent developments related to Iran.  The United States and France are in full agreement regarding the P5+1’s unified proposal to Iran and the approach to negotiations.  They consider the P5+1 proposal to be a sound step toward assuring the international community that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful.   The United States deeply values its relationship with France, including as NATO allies, and we will continue to consult closely on global security.

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