French diss on tragic an­niver­sary

New York Post - - NEWS - Joe Ta­copino

The French am­bas­sador to the United States used Pearl Har­bor Day as an oc­ca­sion to bash Amer­ica’s po­si­tion on World War II in the 1930s.

“In this Pearl Har­bor Day, we should re­mem­ber that the US re­fused to side with France and UK to con­front fas­cist pow­ers in the 30s,” Gérard Araud tweeted Thurs­day night.

The Ja­panese at­tack on Pearl Har­bor on Dec. 7, 1941, triggered the Amer­i­can en­try into the war.

Araud quickly deleted the mis­guided tweet — but con­tin­ued to de­fend the sen­ti­ment in sub­se­quent posts.

“UK, France and US com­mit­ted aw­ful mis­takes in the 30s. Be­cause of its ge­og­ra­phy, France was the first to pay for them,” he said.

In yet an­other tweet, Araud fi­nally ac­knowl­edged the US con­tri­bu­tion to the lib­er­a­tion of France.

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