Latvia didn't shut up; Chirac OK with it?


Hey, Jacques Chirac, at least Latvia (part of the new Europe you told to shut up) approved the EU Constitution. Recall that the French President haughtily told them that they missed an opportunity to shut up?

Sit down and shut up
The former Latvian ambassador to the United States was shocked when French President Jacques Chirac told his country and other East European nations to "shut up" after they expressed support for the U.S. position on Iraq.

"The last time we were told that, it was from ... the Soviet Union," Ojars Kalnins told Embassy Row on a recent visit to Washington.

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