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France is at it again(3 posts)

France is at it againCaptain Morgan
Apr 22, 2003 5:17 AM
For all the French lovers out there, let me see if I understand this. For years, France has been in favor of ending the sanctions against Iraq despite U.S. objections to this. Evidently France thought that ending sactions was the best thing for the Iraqi people.

Now that Saddam is gone, France is AGAINST the ending of sanctions against Iraq. Why was it okay to end them then under Saddam but not now under us?

France's sole purpose is not to do what is best for the Iraqi people, Americans, or even Frenchmen themselves. They are defining their own relevance by being against anything American, which is deplorable.

Please, all of the French supporters who have posted here before, please explain why France is "supposedly" an ally of ours. And while you're at it, please explain the rationale for keeping sanctions against a government which no longer exists, all to the detriment of the Iraqi people.
re: France is at it againJon Billheimer
Apr 22, 2003 7:58 AM
Interesting question. Russia has taken the same position. Furthermore, Russia supposedly was selling arms to Iraq right up to the start of the war and sharing intelligence with the Iraqis. I don't know what all this is going to do to NATO, especially given the fact that the Turkish military also does not appear to be ruling the roost since the last Turkish election brought in a more Islam-friendly civilian government.
Breaking news: France proposes end sanctions (nm)Captain Morgan
Apr 22, 2003 9:40 AM