Washington Monthly – Why George W. Bush takes orders from Pascal Lamy

Pascal Lamy, the European Union Trade Commissioner, is a 57-year-old Frenchman, a graduate of Paris’ elite Ecole Nationale d’Administration, and a longtime member of the French Socialist Party. He smokes cheroots, works tirelessly on behalf of France and Europe, and his aggressive — some would say ruthless — personal style has earned him the nickname “Exocet”, after a French-built missile.

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