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Chiraq "delighted" at Saddam's arrest
Reuters ^ | Sun December 14, 2003 07:55 AM ET | Reuters

Posted on 12/14/2003 6:09:02 AM PST by Paleo Conservative

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac says he is delighted at the arrest of Saddam Hussein by U.S.-led forces in Iraq and believes it will clear the way for Iraqis to rule Iraq.

"The president is delighted at the arrest of Saddam Hussein. This is a major event which should strongly contribute to the democratisation and the stabilisation of Iraq and allow the Iraqis to once more be masters of their destiny in a sovereign Iraq," Chirac said in remarks transmitted by telephone by his spokeswoman Catherine Colonna.

Chirac strongly opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and the issue has been a source of friction with Washington.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: axisofweasels; chirac; france; greatnews; gulfwar2; gulfwarii; iraq; iraqaftermath; saddam; saddamcaptured; saddamhussein; tikrit; topplesaddam
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What French whine goes with crow?
1 posted on 12/14/2003 6:09:02 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative
Wait till Saddamn starts singing. Then we'll see how happy Chiraq really is...
2 posted on 12/14/2003 6:10:28 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: Paleo Conservative
THE REAL DEAL


3 posted on 12/14/2003 6:10:47 AM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: Paleo Conservative

4 posted on 12/14/2003 6:10:56 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Up yours Jack...I mean Jacques
5 posted on 12/14/2003 6:11:05 AM PST by irish guard
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To: Paleo Conservative
He's delighted because conjugal visits with Saddam now become possible for him. Jacques has really missed his buddy.
6 posted on 12/14/2003 6:12:24 AM PST by tomahawk
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To: Paleo Conservative

I am saddened, deeply saddened.

7 posted on 12/14/2003 6:12:24 AM PST by Gamecock (Galatians 1:15)
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To: Paleo Conservative
A nice merdelot.
8 posted on 12/14/2003 6:12:58 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Paleo Conservative
Hey, M. Chirac, go "delight" yourself.
9 posted on 12/14/2003 6:13:50 AM PST by ontos-on
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To: Paleo Conservative
Chiraq is delighted that Saddam was captured-

And he wants his money back...

10 posted on 12/14/2003 6:14:04 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Paleo Conservative
Brit Hume (about 15 minutes ago) had a wonderful monologue speculating on the discomfort that might be felt in Paris and Moscow anticipating the debriefing of Saddam... wondering what little factoids may be revealed. Delicious! Certainly better than the crow Putin and Chiraq are consuming today.
11 posted on 12/14/2003 6:15:44 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: mewzilla
My thoughts exactly.
12 posted on 12/14/2003 6:15:55 AM PST by JSteff
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To: Paleo Conservative
Announcements of this sort of news responded to by "spokespersons" are indicative of a leader to depressed or humiliated to face the public.
13 posted on 12/14/2003 6:16:18 AM PST by The_Victor
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To: Paleo Conservative
"Delighted" huh? Is this his attempt at "Supporting" the coalition now? It's not going to work you snail sucker!
14 posted on 12/14/2003 6:16:28 AM PST by Normal4me
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To: Paleo Conservative
France is still not getting any of the contracts.
15 posted on 12/14/2003 6:17:13 AM PST by JSteff
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To: Paleo Conservative
I bet he already has kicked his french poodle...he..he....
16 posted on 12/14/2003 6:17:44 AM PST by GregB
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To: Paleo Conservative
French President Jacques Chirac says he is delighted at the arrest of Saddam Hussein by U.S.-led forces in Iraq and believes it will clear the way for Iraqis to rule Iraq.

Translation: Who do I bribe to keep my little deals with Saddam quiet? Those Americans just laughed in my face.

17 posted on 12/14/2003 6:17:45 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Dear Mr. Claus, Sadly Donner wasn't wearing a orange vest when he walked under my bow stand......)
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To: JSteff
France will be lucky if that's all that happens to them....
18 posted on 12/14/2003 6:18:22 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: Paleo Conservative
Now is the time for the other shoe to drop on the Axis of Weasels...and Ho Ho Dean is probably making arrangements to hide Bin Laden in a cellar so that Dean has a foreign policy issue to whine about during the campaign.
19 posted on 12/14/2003 6:19:05 AM PST by Young Rhino (http://www.artofdivorce.com)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Talk about a cya!
20 posted on 12/14/2003 6:19:23 AM PST by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
This is a major event which should strongly contribute to the democratisation and the stabilisation of Iraq and allow the Iraqis to once more be masters of their destiny in a sovereign Iraq

When were Iraqis masters of their destiny? When Saddam ruled them as a dictator?

21 posted on 12/14/2003 6:20:08 AM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

22 posted on 12/14/2003 6:20:19 AM PST by Constitution Day (Iraqi blogger to President Bush: "The bones in the mass graves salute you, Avenger of the Bones.")
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To: Young Rhino
Time for old Jack to start sipping some wine.
23 posted on 12/14/2003 6:20:24 AM PST by chris1
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To: mewzilla
"Wait till Saddamn starts singing. "

Yeah, Saddam has no reason to cover up France's profiting off his cruel tyranny over the Iraqis.

Sadly though that info won't ever be made public. That's just how diplomacy is played.
Baker will just have that little smile on his face as he announces Frances "very, very generous" treatment of those old debts.

24 posted on 12/14/2003 6:20:28 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: mewzilla
xactly. There should be a "nervous laughter" playing in the background with these "congratulatory" notes from our EU backstabbers. I do hope the truth of their support and alliance with Saddam all comes to light - SOON!
25 posted on 12/14/2003 6:20:58 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Constitution Day
FRUCK FANCE!

26 posted on 12/14/2003 6:23:21 AM PST by martin_fierro (Ohhh... ehhh... ┐Peeka Panish?)
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To: mewzilla
France will be lucky if that's all that happens to them....

Mrs. Bat's theory is that the Frogs, Krauts and Russkies will now get very cooperative and do that requested "debt forgiveness" business...perhaps under the gentle prod from Washington that certain revelations will be kept quieter than they might be under other circumstances.

27 posted on 12/14/2003 6:24:37 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Taglineus Interruptus)
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To: Jim Noble
Just what I was thinking.

First question he will ask Saddam is for the number of those Swiss accounts.

28 posted on 12/14/2003 6:24:44 AM PST by alaskanfan
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To: martin_fierro
Damn right! ;^)
29 posted on 12/14/2003 6:26:22 AM PST by Constitution Day (Iraqi blogger to President Bush: "The bones in the mass graves salute you, Avenger of the Bones.")
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To: Constitution Day
Captured hiding in a basement. Just saw the news! Is this great or what?
30 posted on 12/14/2003 6:28:15 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: GregB
Ah, no . . . This is much too serious for a slight kick of the poodle. By now he has killed him.

Monsiour, somewhere a remote, uncivilized island awaits your exile--and no Louis XVI furnishings allowed. Rest in peace--NOT!

Penny

31 posted on 12/14/2003 6:28:54 AM PST by Penny
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To: mrsmith
The info doesn't have to be made public to be used...Heh heh heh...
32 posted on 12/14/2003 6:29:23 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: ErnBatavia
It's started already :)
33 posted on 12/14/2003 6:29:51 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Man, this is too much!!

I slept late because we had our FR Christmas party last night, then my wife came & got me out of bed!!
I'm ecstatic, but can you imagine the joy the Iraqis must feel today?

34 posted on 12/14/2003 6:32:35 AM PST by Constitution Day (Iraqi blogger to President Bush: "The bones in the mass graves salute you, Avenger of the Bones.")
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To: BigWaveBetty; Timeout
Sure, Jacques is just thrilled.
35 posted on 12/14/2003 6:33:32 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: Paleo Conservative
Today France lost an ally. WoooHooo!
36 posted on 12/14/2003 6:39:56 AM PST by afuturegovernor
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To: Constitution Day
I guess the Fedayeen and bathhist retreads can enjoy an internal power struggle as well as being wiped out by our troops.
37 posted on 12/14/2003 6:40:09 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Paleo Conservative
I suspect some of those EU countries, in particular France, are scared to death over what may be revealed during future interrogations with SH. Improper arms sales, business deals, aiding and abetting. They would do well to drop this whole unfair reconstruction contract distribution business.
38 posted on 12/14/2003 6:46:34 AM PST by Ex-Dem ("Sic Semper Tyrannis" - "Thus Ever to Tyrants" (12-14-03, Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti captured))
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To: Paleo Conservative

Zat bastard borrowed 20 billion francs from me, of course z'iam 'appy!

39 posted on 12/14/2003 6:46:42 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Diogenesis
An excellent cartoon summing it up! What continues to amaze me is that a$$holes like John Kerry, just interviewed on tv, are out there saying: "Oh, let's put this all behind us and kiss and make up with France and Germany and Russia. Let them have part of the reconstruction efforts." -- my own words but fairly accurate.

Kerry needs a reality check. It was American lives and those of some allies that were sacrified in behalf of the Iraqis. No Germans, no French, no Russian troops (screw all of these countries). Make up? No way. I'll not spend a dime of U.S. currency on products made by any of them or travel there. And, I hope Americans have a long memory about this.

I hope that when Saddem "sings," we get more info about the contributions France, Germany and Russia made to his regime!
40 posted on 12/14/2003 6:48:55 AM PST by Spottys Spurs
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To: Paleo Conservative
Chirac, c'est la catin de la France.
41 posted on 12/14/2003 6:56:00 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: All
Check out the pro-U.S. French blog, Merde in France. The French media are crying in their Chablis over the capture.
42 posted on 12/14/2003 6:57:56 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: Paleo Conservative
Unlike our demonrat politicians, there was no BUT in Chirac's statement and for that he gets credit.
43 posted on 12/14/2003 6:59:09 AM PST by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
There has been no mention of the fact that the decent people in Iraq don't want the UN, France or Germany involved in their country. They KNOW who their enemy was for all those years.
44 posted on 12/14/2003 7:00:14 AM PST by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Chirac and Hussein, 1976

45 posted on 12/14/2003 7:01:10 AM PST by jpthomas
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To: jpthomas

Chirac and Hussein, 1976

46 posted on 12/14/2003 7:03:25 AM PST by jpthomas
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To: ErnBatavia
We need to back off the germans.. They have the biggest contingent of troops in afghanistan... Although they were against iraq they have been right next to us in our other fight..So we need to give them props for that..
47 posted on 12/14/2003 7:42:00 AM PST by DAPFE8900
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To: mrsmith
Yes, the information is much more valuable unpublished.
48 posted on 12/14/2003 8:02:43 AM PST by expatpat
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To: DAPFE8900
Agreed. Germany should be allowed to pursue contracts in Afganistan.
49 posted on 12/14/2003 8:04:40 AM PST by CWOJackson (President Bush is responsibile for cellulite...)
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To: Spottys Spurs
"Oh, let's put this all behind us and kiss and make up with France and Germany and Russia. Let them have part of the reconstruction efforts."

If Bush did that, the Democraps would then start screaming that he 'caved in'.

50 posted on 12/14/2003 8:05:00 AM PST by expatpat
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