Friday, August 20, 2010

10 Head of States who managed to win serieus respect (1)

The Love-Abroad-Hated-at-Home: Nicolas Sarkozy.

Scandals and dismals plaque him in France, but give the French president a bigger stage and he shines. As EU chief in 2008, he took the lead on everything from fighting piracy to brokering peace between Russia and Georgia. Next year, Sarko will host both the G8 and G20, with Iran and the recession on his to-do list.
-Newsweek

Day Opening - August 20

Ronda, Spain (last Sun beams)
By Gerolamo Romano