September 28, 2004

Conference agenda: 1. America admits defeat; 2. France cackles with delight...

You might note this article in the IHT, just in case you were still thinking France might help us in Iraq. Or anywhere. Or is our "ally."

...France said Monday that it would take part in a proposed international conference on Iraq only if the agenda included a possible U.S. troop withdrawal, thus complicating the planning for a meeting that has drawn mixed reactions.

Paris also wants representatives of Iraq's insurgent groups to be invited to a conference in October or November, a call that would seem difficult for the Bush administration to accept...

I guess we will have to keep playing out this French farce until my generation dies off. Much as the residuum of the British Empire seemed vital to my parent's generation. What's actually vital are the improving ties we have with countries that have a future. Such as the way the administration is pushing for stronger ties with India.

(Thanks to PowerLine, which was tipped-off by Steven den longer blogging, but still seen in the neighborhood)

Posted by John Weidner at September 28, 2004 8:00 AM
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