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This is newly elected socialist president Francois -- on does not have an extensive track record when it comes to foreign policy.
Or for that matter national administration.
He has however pledge to withdraw all French combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year joining us now to talk about the impact of these elections in the United States -- foreign policy and NATO.
The -- d'souza president of King's College also -- this Fox News national security else KT McFarland.
-- -- national security post under presidents Nixon Ford and Reagan.
-- London and in France.
For socialists since -- wrong.
And he is saying is gonna tax.
The wealthy and France 75%.
He's withdrawing a year early from Afghanistan.
-- -- -- -- -- Well this is gonna inflate -- for -- currency -- the Euro -- really made the decision.
That we're not gonna tighten their ballot we're not a -- bachelor's -- and so what does that mean I think it means the end of the European Union as we now it.
Because there's going up and it's gonna hold it together now what does that also mean if it means that the European cooperation letters in Afghanistan.
Whether -- the lead the French have had on Iran's nuclear weapons program all that's changing.
And -- your thoughts.
In the European Union has held together by France and Germany and the French the of the matter is that the -- should work really hard while the -- sit back and drink a lot of wine.
And in some ways this is hotlines view -- in his view is essentially that France has been practicing too much austerity.
And I think that bodes very badly for for the future of the of the European Union because.
Now essentially that a weak countries a weak economies of Italy Portugal Spain.
Greece are relying on the French and the Germans to bail them out.
Well certainly at the Germans you know we as we want show all of that is the big talk after coming from a long day -- -- he is sort of ignoring the fact that he's already in violation is he stops and office.
Of the EU EU requirement that the debt be no greater than 3% of GDP.
-- he's already there.
He's Max out on the credit cards right he earned as much as he possibly can -- saying.
I'm gonna keep doing it because that's -- I'm gonna get reelected I think that the message that what this does is it a political message to President Obama.
Whatever strength he is head.
To reduce spending or.
Cut that those are off now and he's gonna do every -- to get reelected I think President Obama means full steam ahead spending forget about balancing the budget -- print the money.
I don't know -- -- the national I can't wait to see if there's a difference that they.
-- -- -- president as a result like I had you did parents that are lower now at.
Well I think you know in a way a lot of the French president is is a man after Obama's own hard I mean Obama wants to raise the top rate from 35% I think he'd like to get -- at least a forties.
This -- proposing 75%.
As the top tax rate so.
I think for Obama this is like wishful thinking Obama's been held back by the Republicans for two years.
No wonder he's inviting a lot to come quickly.