A month ago French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin visited India and told people there that France is supportive of the addition of India as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Coucil. I think this is a great idea. I believe that India is a more appropriate member of the UNSC than France is.
Oh, and before anyone thinks my opinion is based solely on France’s obstructive behavior, India is on the record as being against military actions against Iraq also. I’ll admit that I’m frustrated with France’s methods of putting up roadblocks to a war against Iraq but only the methods, not their trying to avert war. I just don’t understand what France has ever contributed that justifies their seat on the UNSC.