France agreed Friday to accept an inmate from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba as US President Barack Obama seeks help from European nations to close the notorious facility down.Unfortunately, these days, Canada doesn't do coherence. We do wilful blindness, we follow, we shirk from leadership.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the move, which could involve an Algerian detainee according to US officials, had been settled during talks in Strasbourg with Obama.
"Yes we have spoken, yes we have agreed" to accept one detainee, Sarkozy told reporters in Strasbourg, northeastern France, ahead of a two-day NATO summit here and in the neighbouring German city of Kehl.
He said that if Washington is asking its allies to take inmates it is "because that will allow the camp to be closed. So, if we are going to be coherent, we say yes."
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