Here’s an Australian paper quoting today from a speech by the French President (Nicolas Sarkozy) at Columbia University (New York City).

Welcome to the club of states who don’t turn their back on the sick and the poor

The very fact that there should have been such a violent debate simply on the fact that the poorest of Americans should not be left out in the streets without a cent to look after them … is something astonishing to us.

If you come to France and something happens to you, you won’t be asked for your credit card before you’re rushed to the hospital.

Ooh. He’s telling the truth – at least on this matter.

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