In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
Charles de Gaulle
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
I have heard your views. They do not harmonize with mine. The decision is taken unanimously.
My dear and old country here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial.
Old age is a shipwreck.
You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.