August 31, 2004

Oooooh, did Allawi sting them, or what!

...Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's declaration, which came after the kidnapping of two French journalists in Iraq and accused France's position towards terrorism, was "unacceptable," the French Foreign Ministry said Monday.

    "This declaration seems in fact to have cast doubt on France's determination in the fight against terrorism ... France is leading untiringly a resolute action against this scourge and it is always bringing its support and contribution to all the initiatives of the international community in this field," said Cecile Pozzo di Borgo, spokeswoman of the French Foreign Ministry....

...France has opposed the US-led Iraq war and has no troops in Iraq.

    Allawi declared earlier Monday that the kidnapping of two French journalists showed that there was "no possible neutrality" in Iraq and that those who do not fight at the government level can not escape terrorism. "None of the civilized countries can escape," he said, noting "there is no possible neutrality, as shows the kidnapping of the French journalists." "The French deluded themselves if they would hope to stay outside," he added. [link]

Can't you just picture Chirac? "Ett eeze unacceptable for zeeze lessair nations to critique La Belle France!" Well Jack, your leverage here is about zero. You wouldn't help the Little Red Hen, so you get nothing to eat...

(Thanks to Orrin Judd)

Posted by John Weidner at August 31, 2004 8:56 AM
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