'Magic is over' for the U.S., says foreign minister of France

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'Magic is over' for the U.S., says foreign minister of France

Post  Reindeercards on Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:53 am


Bernard Kouchner, the foreign minister of France and a longtime humanitarian, diplomatic and political activist on the international scene, says that whoever succeeds President George W. Bush may restore something of the United States' battered image and standing overseas, but that "the magic is over."

In a wide-ranging conversation with Roger Cohen of the International Herald Tribune at the launch of a Forum for New Diplomacy in Paris, Kouchner on Tuesday...

Asked whether the United States could repair the damage it has suffered to its reputation during the Bush presidency and especially since the 2003...Kouchner replied, "It will never be as it was before."

"I think the magic is over," he continued, in what amounted to a sober assessment from one of the strongest supporters in France of the United States...

Kouchner noted, and the new president "will decide what to do - there are many means to re-establish the image." But even that, he predicted, "will take time."

Maybe this is what Magic really needs: more international trash talking to motivate people to show up to GPs and PT events.

I think its definite that WotC is playing up this angle with "Cheon Conquers Canada" http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgevent/gpvan08/welcome and their "The Magic is Back" article http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgevent/ptkl08/welcome&dcmp=ILC-MTGTCSP talking about Finkel winning over three European players in the PT Kuala Lumpur top 8.
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Post  gleemax on Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:10 am

Lol, you had me going for a minute there.


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