May 14, 2004

Gallic Gall

From the AP:

The United States must accept that its occupation of Iraq will end when it transfers power to an interim Iraqi government on June 30, even though U.S. troops will lead the force that stays in the country, the French foreign minister said.

Michel Barnier said the Bush administration needs to understand that there must be "a real break" and that the caretaker Iraqi government must be consulted about the movements and operational use of the multinational force.


France was a staunch opponent of the war in Iraq, and Barnier ruled out sending any French troops to be part of the multilateral force. But he said France will work "in a constructive spirit" on a new U.N. resolution dealing with the transfer of sovereignty, and he stressed that France and America "have always been friends and allies."

What's French for "blow me"?

Posted by Mr Green at May 14, 2004 08:50 PM

France must accept that they are irrelevant, both in respect to Iraq, and in world issues at large.

Mrs. Green

Posted by: Mrs. Green at May 14, 2004 10:48 PM

I used up almost a whole bottle of correction fluid whiting out the French chunk of my world map.

Voila! They do not exist in MY world.

Actually, I was thinking that it would make a good place for dumping all the world's waste. Ooops, too late, it's full up.

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