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France: No Troops for Iraq if Kerry Wins
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/9/19/101103.shtml ^

Posted on 09/20/2004 12:53:50 PM PDT by Spackidagoosh

A French official said Saturday that even if Sen. John Kerry defeats President Bush in November's election, his country won't provide troops to help the U.S. in Iraq - the same policy France has under President Bush.

"If Kerry is elected, we wouldn't send troops either," the unnamed official told the New York Daily News. "We don't need any more targets in Iraq."

The warning that even a President Kerry will have to "go it alone in Iraq" as far as France is concerned flies in the face of a key part of the candidate's Iraq strategy. The top Democrat has been boasting for months that if he wins the White House, he'll persuade America's old European allies like France to pitch in and send troops to Iraq.

But the French official explained that in lieu of sending troops, France would continue to help train Iraqi police for the upcoming elections in January - just as it's doing now with Bush in office.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: eurotrash; kerry; kerryforeignpolicy; kerryiraq; lurch

1 posted on 09/20/2004 12:53:51 PM PDT by Spackidagoosh
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To: Spackidagoosh

There goes Kerry's last bastion of support.


2 posted on 09/20/2004 12:55:12 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Spok

He still has Kim Jong Il.


3 posted on 09/20/2004 12:56:28 PM PDT by Spackidagoosh
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To: Spackidagoosh

Wow, even the French wont support Kerry.


4 posted on 09/20/2004 12:56:38 PM PDT by taxcontrol (People are entitled to their opinion - no matter how wrong it is.)
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To: Spackidagoosh

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1220519/posts
Posted


5 posted on 09/20/2004 12:56:44 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: Spackidagoosh

At least their cowardice isn't selective. :)


6 posted on 09/20/2004 12:57:04 PM PDT by Bacon Man (Guns kill people like spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat.)
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To: MEG33

Thanks...


7 posted on 09/20/2004 12:57:47 PM PDT by Spackidagoosh
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To: Spackidagoosh

(in Soup Nazi voice) NO TROOPS FOR YOU!!!!! (fingers snap)


8 posted on 09/20/2004 12:58:28 PM PDT by NRA1995 (Kerry was for using superscript before he was against it)
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To: Spackidagoosh
if Sen. John Kerry defeats President Bush in November's election, his country won't provide troops to help the U.S. in Iraq

Thank goodness - we don't need no surrenderin', thanky vermuch.

9 posted on 09/20/2004 12:58:37 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Spackidagoosh

>>A French official said Saturday that even if Sen. John Kerry defeats President Bush in November's election, his country won't provide troops to help the U.S. in Iraq

A sigh of relief goes up from coalition forces already in Iraq.


10 posted on 09/20/2004 12:59:06 PM PDT by MarineBrat
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To: Spackidagoosh

Kerry's entire foreign policy just crashed.


11 posted on 09/20/2004 12:59:14 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Spackidagoosh

as once said.."Louis, I'm shocked"


12 posted on 09/20/2004 1:00:04 PM PDT by CT CONSERVATIVE (NOT FAIR-That's Dan's Story to Break!!!)
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To: Spackidagoosh
The Original Euro-eunuch reiterating the obvious...
13 posted on 09/20/2004 1:00:07 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either)
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To: Spackidagoosh

The more I listen to Kerry, and his absolutely WHACKED-OUT position...he must be getting paid by the Clintons to take a fall....a high school kid could do better.

France, the U.N. ... holy sweet mother of pearl....

A raving idiot.


14 posted on 09/20/2004 1:00:43 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Spackidagoosh

If Kerry gets elected, he'll go in with the exit strategy that he'll magically whip up support from foreign nations that will take over for him. obviously, we know that's not what's going to happen.

What will happen is that Kerry won't have a back-up exit strategy. As a matter of fact, he won't have a strategy whatsoever. As a result, the "second Vietnam" liberals claim that we are in now will be actualized, and Kerry will be left sitting there without a plausible way to withdraw. As the situation advances, and concerns at home regarding troop shortages increase, the Democrats might institute a draft. Democrats don't have the sense to realize that drafted troops are not nearly the same quality as voluntary troops.

Point made simple? If Iraq is to be preserved and our troops are to be properly supported, and if we don't want to see a draft in our future to support a war that Kerry neither knows how to fight nor withdraw from, then we'd better ramp up support for Bush and pray to God Kerry doesn't even get close to the Oval Office.


15 posted on 09/20/2004 1:03:01 PM PDT by William Martel (Anyone But Kerry in 2004.)
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To: Spackidagoosh

Les Essarts is the Forbes family estate at Saint-Briac, France, and the international family seat of the descendants of James Grant Forbes (b. Shanghai, China), a member of the Forbes family of China and Boston who settled in Brittany at Les Essarts. He is the grandfather of two famous politicians, Brice Lalonde, a socialist and Green Party candidate for President of France in 1981, and John Forbes Kerry, a Democrat candidate for President of the United States of America. Many of the Forbes family have socialized during summers spent in Brittany at Les Essarts.

Brice Lalonde (born February 10, 1946) is a former socialist and Green Party leader in France, who ran for President of France in 1981. In 1988 he was named Minister of the Environment, and in 1990 founded the Green Party Génération Ecologie.

He was a student leader during the May 1968 student uprisings in France, when riots and upheaval scared the French population away from Revolution and the old Left, but toward an adaptive and calmer socialism.

In 1968, Lalonde was President of the Union Nationale des Etudiants de France (UNEF), the French National Students' Union, which brought France to a standstill with protests and riots. The power of students in Europe and the power of his first cousin there caused Sen. John Kerry to rethink his support of the Vietnam War in the U.S., and caused him to become more agitated and aggressive in his own leadership of young people and demonstrations in the U.S.

16 posted on 09/20/2004 1:04:18 PM PDT by angkor
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To: angkor

Very interesting post...


17 posted on 09/20/2004 1:08:20 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: Spackidagoosh
Oh Mister John, John's, Sing us a tune, Agent behind fake uranium documents worked for France Contact see-Bs to make early arrangements for your fraudulent needs.
18 posted on 09/20/2004 1:08:54 PM PDT by claudwitz
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To: Spackidagoosh

So, what this is REALLY saying is that it doesn't matter who wins in November, France is keeping its cheese-eating surrender monkeys home.

Publishing non-stories like this is called "puffing"!


19 posted on 09/20/2004 1:10:32 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Repeal CFR NOW!!)
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To: Spok
There goes Kerry's last bastion of support.

And his only "talking about" about Iraq. He's pretty well screwed now.

20 posted on 09/20/2004 1:11:33 PM PDT by jpl (John Kerry is the 2-7 offsuit in the great Presidential poker game.)
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To: jpl

Should read "talking point".


21 posted on 09/20/2004 1:12:01 PM PDT by jpl (John Kerry is the 2-7 offsuit in the great Presidential poker game.)
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To: Spackidagoosh

Note to Monsieur Kerry: Vous est screwed.


22 posted on 09/20/2004 1:13:22 PM PDT by workerbee
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To: Spackidagoosh

but how can they resist the famous kerry charm as he "reaches out"?


23 posted on 09/20/2004 1:15:51 PM PDT by smonk
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To: Spackidagoosh

But the French official explained that in lieu of sending troops, France would continue to help train Iraqi police for the upcoming elections in January - just as it's doing now with Bush in office.

Who would want french troops? Training police? They were complicit with the shady dealings concerning oil.

If the French were in Iraq should we consider them friends or enemies? I choose the latter. If they choose to come over, let them be greeted by one armed Marine and then incarcerate the sissies.

Blessings, Bobo


24 posted on 09/20/2004 1:24:43 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: bobo1

25 posted on 09/20/2004 1:26:52 PM PDT by Spackidagoosh
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To: Spackidagoosh

If I recall, this isn't the first time they have said this.

Well, to give credit where credit is due, I am a little surprised that the French didn't lie and say that they would help in order to persuade the American electorate and boost Kerry's odds in November.

The French: "We're weaselly, but not THAT weaselly."

APf


26 posted on 09/20/2004 1:29:52 PM PDT by APFel
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To: Spackidagoosh

Kerry to France..."Don't get saucy with me, Bernaise..."


27 posted on 09/20/2004 1:31:05 PM PDT by ez (TERRORISTS FOR KERRY!!!)
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To: Bacon Man

But the French are wiling to sell some of their tanks, especially equipped with back-up lights.


28 posted on 09/20/2004 1:31:55 PM PDT by ucsd1974 (Russ)
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To: Spackidagoosh
He still has Kim Jong Il.

I would recommend that he call Arestide for help!!!
29 posted on 09/20/2004 1:35:30 PM PDT by danamco
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To: Bacon Man
At least their cowardice isn't selective. :)

They are just on the same level john sKerry was after his 4-months tour in NAM!!!
30 posted on 09/20/2004 1:37:00 PM PDT by danamco
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To: Spackidagoosh

I suppose that this is required reading for any french-sissy in uniform?

Blessings, Bobo


31 posted on 09/20/2004 1:38:06 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: DustyMoment

It's not a non-story. Kerry got up on the dais again today to tell us how if he were president, he'd build a REAL coalition, and that the world would love us again, and all of that.

The Frog in question here just indicated that, No, we French would just as soon screw you as we would GWB. No troops for either of you.

As someone else already posted, this has been the centerpiece of Kerry's foreign policy platform from the beginning.

Big story.


32 posted on 09/20/2004 1:44:17 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (War is the remedy our enemies have chosen. And I say let us give them all they want)
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To: ucsd1974
But the French are wiling to sell some of their tanks, especially equipped with back-up lights.

I believe they regard them as headlights, since they're always retreating.

33 posted on 09/20/2004 1:46:18 PM PDT by Bacon Man (Guns kill people like spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat.)
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To: Spackidagoosh

Good, one less thing for the American troops to worry about.


34 posted on 09/20/2004 2:31:45 PM PDT by chiefqc
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