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France rules out troops for Iraq
AlJazeera ^ | September 23, 2004

Posted on 09/23/2004 2:54:33 PM PDT by Stoat

   

France rules out troops for Iraq
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Thursday 23 September 2004 6:23 PM GMT

 

Barnier: Chaos will end only when Iraqis take charge of own future
 

France has repeated its criticism of the US-led war in Iraq and ruled out sending troops to that country.

 

French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier told the UN General Assembly on Thursday, "As everyone knows, France did not approve of the conditions in which the conflict was unleashed. Neither today nor tomorrow will it commit itself militarily in Iraq."

 

He added: "In Iraq, violence is exploding. Only when the Iraqis themselves take control of their future ... will the country be able to escape the chaos which could destabilise the entire region."

 

 

The United States and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan have both called for troops to be sent to Iraq, in particular for a dedicated force to protect UN personnel helping to prepare for elections by the end of January 2005.

 

 

But France, one of the harshest critics of the war that brought down Saddam Hussein, has repeatedly ruled out any military participation in Iraq.

 

 

Annan's fears

 

None the less, France "reaffirms its willingness, with its European partners, to assist the Iraqi people in rebuilding their country and restoring their institutions", Barnier said.

 

 

UN chief Annan has got France's
backing for his 'illegal war' view

 

In an interview with BBC on Wednesday, Annan also expressed fears that holding credible elections in Iraq might not be possible as planned in January 2005, in view of the escalating violence.

 

"I am one of those who believe that there should have been a second resolution from the UN Security Council to green-light the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein's regime," Annan said.

 

"I have indicated that it was not in conformity with the UN charter from our point of view, and from the charter point of view it was illegal," he said.

 

France expressed support for Annan's position, but the US and UK governments strongly objected to the UN chief's remarks.

 

AFP


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: axisofweasels; cowards; france; jacquesiraq; kerryforeignpolicy
An update to recent statements documented by Newsmax and others, and previously posted here at FR over the past few days. This time, however, it comes from Aljazeera, France's ally and denizen of the Beast's belly. This provides even more documentation of the fact that Kerry's hysterical caterwauling about how he is going to build a "true coalition" upon election is merely wishful thinking on his part and has no basis in substance.
1 posted on 09/23/2004 2:54:34 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Not a surprise. France needs Saint Joan of Arc back.


2 posted on 09/23/2004 2:56:29 PM PDT by presidentbowen (God Bless Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Stoat

Well, this is probably a good thing for France. It will save them the embarrassment of having to surrender later on.


3 posted on 09/23/2004 2:57:43 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."-Pope JPII)
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To: presidentbowen

TO THE FRENCH: When terrorists start taking children hostage and blowing up schools in France, don't come to the coalition forces asking for help.


4 posted on 09/23/2004 2:58:36 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Just because you are not paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't scanning your IP for your personal info.)
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To: Stoat


5 posted on 09/23/2004 2:59:23 PM PDT by abnegation (John Kerry makes any sane person ill.)
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To: Stoat

France is the world leader in the Pre-War Surrender Startegy.


6 posted on 09/23/2004 2:59:24 PM PDT by A Real Dan Fan... NOT
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To: Stoat

That just means there will fewer people trying to back shoot us in Bagdad.


7 posted on 09/23/2004 2:59:52 PM PDT by Camel Joe (Proud Uncle of a Fine Young Marine)
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To: Stoat

There prob'ly arent enought terrorists to handle all the prisoners/hostages they would get.


8 posted on 09/23/2004 3:00:19 PM PDT by FierceKulak
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To: Camel Joe

"That just means there will fewer people trying to back shoot us in Bagdad."

LOL I like the way you think.
They would only get in the way.




9 posted on 09/23/2004 3:01:31 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (Ronald Reagan is the TRUE "Father Of Our Country".)
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To: Stoat

I guess Kerry can eat his words about bringing more countries on board to help with Iraq. His fellow Frenchmen have made it clear he's not talking about them. Maybe he should have checked with Chirac before spouting off.


10 posted on 09/23/2004 3:01:43 PM PDT by Blowtorch
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To: Stoat

Finally a reputable news source reports this. Well - more reputable than CBS anyway.


11 posted on 09/23/2004 3:01:47 PM PDT by RtWngr
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To: Stoat

Finally a reputable news source reports this. Well - more reputable than CBS anyway.


12 posted on 09/23/2004 3:02:06 PM PDT by RtWngr
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To: abnegation

Who needs the French in Iraq? Just round up all the Iraqis who aren't fit for hanging, but not fit for living and send them to France!


13 posted on 09/23/2004 3:02:10 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: Stoat

Kerry has already said that his way of getting the French involved in Iraq will be to bribe them with restoration of the corrupt oil contracts they had with Saddam. In other words, he will simply steal the oil from the Iraqi people and give it to the French in order to buy their approval. This is apparently what liberals mean by a "more moral foreign policy".


14 posted on 09/23/2004 3:02:11 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Stoat

In the not-to-distant future, when France gets overrun by Muslims, they will once again come and ask us to bail them out.

I hope every American father tells every American son about these lousy bastards, so that the next time they want Americans to bleed for them, our sons can tell them to "take a Dudley."


15 posted on 09/23/2004 3:03:00 PM PDT by Beckwith (John Kerry, sign the Form 180 - petition at http://www.SignForm180.com)
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To: presidentbowen

The French burned Joan of Arc, thats the kind of thanks they give great military commanders.


16 posted on 09/23/2004 3:03:09 PM PDT by agincourt1415 (Memos are phoney and even Dan Rather knows now.)
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To: UCANSEE2

UCANSEE2 wrote:


TO THE FRENCH: When terrorists start taking children hostage and blowing up schools in France, don't come to the coalition forces asking for help.






Except you know what?

I'd help anyway for French scholchildren.

Because to do other wise is to be like the bad guys.

Those little kids don't need it.

If the Islamists do it to just ONE child, they do it to all children.



17 posted on 09/23/2004 3:03:46 PM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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So who will Kerry get to help us in Iraq then?


18 posted on 09/23/2004 3:04:14 PM PDT by oolatec
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To: Argus

The funny thing about France is when Islam strikes deep in their country, like blows up the Louvre or something, they will honestly be clueless as to why it happened. Neville Chamberlain is alive and well..


19 posted on 09/23/2004 3:04:45 PM PDT by cardinal4 (John Kerry- "A Hamster Tale..")
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To: Stoat
The french are worthless. Which brings me to a good french joke:

Question: Why do the french plant trees on both sides of their BLVD'S?

Answer: So the germans can march in the shade every time they defeat them.
20 posted on 09/23/2004 3:05:09 PM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: Stoat

France is a patethetic excuse for civilization.


21 posted on 09/23/2004 3:05:39 PM PDT by Blowtorch
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To: cardinal4

Would someone tell these croissant suckers we weren't holding our breath?


22 posted on 09/23/2004 3:06:17 PM PDT by Wardawg (Hanoi John Forgery le Kerrie was here.)
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To: Stoat

French don't have will to fight. We should all know that by now. They had surrendered to Nazi's Hitler Germany without major fight while British RAF's vigorously fought and defeated Hitler's air force in the English channel. It cost thousands and thousands of American lives to retake France from the hands of Hitler because French didn't have will to fight. Therefore we shouldn't expect the French to fight in Iraq.


23 posted on 09/23/2004 3:06:18 PM PDT by sneaky_goofy
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To: Stoat

What does Skerry have to say???????


24 posted on 09/23/2004 3:06:49 PM PDT by marty60
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To: Stoat

I just don't get it. Here's this leeeetle teeeny country with a leeettlle teeeny economy and lots of problems with religious freedoms and elderly health. They have come to us when they are in trouble because they really can't defend themselves against a large nation. Yet every time this leeetle country with a leetle economy and a leetle army disagrees in the slightest with the most powerful country in the world, everyone in the media jumps around like Napoleon has risen from the grave to make a statement. Who the heck CARES what France does/thinks/wants/says?


25 posted on 09/23/2004 3:08:17 PM PDT by Hi Heels
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To: Stoat

Role I'd like to see French troops play in Iraq: Human shields in Fallujah.


26 posted on 09/23/2004 3:08:47 PM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: Stoat
But, but, but, this is key to Kerry's plan on what he would do differently in Iraq.
27 posted on 09/23/2004 3:10:31 PM PDT by Chummy ("I Rather Know when I See BS." RepublicanAttackSquad.biz: "A vote 4 Kerry is a vote 4 Osama")
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To: presidentbowen

If Joan of Arc knew what she knows now, she wouldn't have lowered herself.


28 posted on 09/23/2004 3:11:49 PM PDT by Solamente
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To: Stoat
How can this be? John Kerry told us he'd get France to join in 'cause he's sooooo much better at "building coalitions" than Bush!

And here the French say that they'll have none of it...even if Kerry is President. Oh, the horrors!

(Actually, I think it's a real knee-slapper. Ain't nothin' funnier than watching Kerry's foreign leader support group tell him to take a hike.) Hehehehehe.

29 posted on 09/23/2004 3:15:11 PM PDT by Prime Choice (Criminy...I think I just walked in on the Log Cabin Republicans here. Get off the bus!)
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To: Stoat

There's weeping and gnashing of teeth in Sadr's crowd and Zaqawi's. They'd been counting on the french arrival to replenish their ordnance.


30 posted on 09/23/2004 3:16:22 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (" You have never tasted freedom my friend, else you would know, it is purchased not with gold, but w)
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To: marty60
"What does Skerry have to say???????"

Although his "laryngitis" (sudden fear of defeat as a result of finally understanding that his poll numbers go down in concert with the American public's exposure to him?)has 'prevented' his giving a speech over the past day or so, this of course didn't stop him from releasing a statement today criticizing not only President Bush, but Iraq's lawful (and U.N.-approved) leader as well for their reality-based depictions of current life in Iraq. Notably absent from his childish and cowardly screed today was any reference to France's business as usual attitude, that being a desire to distance itself from the heavy lifting and an eagerness to share in corrupt profits. My recommendation? Don't hold your breath waiting for Skerry to acknowledge France's slimy cowardliness. He will continue to bleat on about "building a true coalition" up through the day of his resounding defeat in November, ignoring any statement from his French pals that might be to the contrary.

31 posted on 09/23/2004 3:18:07 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Why send French troops there when they'd just surrender anyway?? ;)


32 posted on 09/23/2004 3:18:47 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: Vigilanteman

They'll have to at least find some place in which they may launch "Operation Lucky Pierre."

"Those three naked men going at it at once - ze one in the middle is Lucky Pierre!"


33 posted on 09/23/2004 3:19:22 PM PDT by Solamente
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To: Stoat

This news kinda blows that scumbag Kerry out of the water.


34 posted on 09/23/2004 3:21:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: All

"France rules out troops for Iraq"

What? Not even your 5 gear tanks with 4 reverse and 1 forward? And what about Kerry and plea?


35 posted on 09/23/2004 3:22:34 PM PDT by Gucho
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To: Gucho

France not sending troops, what a surprise. Of course they don't want to help because by going to Iraq we took away their cash cow. They screamed about lifting the sanctions to help the Iraqi people (while they sucked oil for food money) and now when they know they will not be getting anymore they couldn't give a rats behind about the Iraqi people. I think in France, Germany, Spain, and the Middle East they are all gloating and pray each night that things continue to spiral so they can again abuse and steal what rightly belongs to the Iraqi people. There is a special place reserved for the French and their attitudes. One day they will be sorry for what they have sowed.


36 posted on 09/23/2004 3:31:55 PM PDT by Ginifer
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To: Stoat

"finally understanding that his poll numbers go down in concert with the American public's exposure to him"

THAT'S IT!!! I have been trying for months to put that thought into specific words....


37 posted on 09/23/2004 3:33:53 PM PDT by Hi Heels
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To: Ginifer

Well said.


38 posted on 09/23/2004 3:42:41 PM PDT by Gucho
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To: Ginifer

"One day they will be sorry for what they have sowed."

AND, on that day, regardless of their horror, I will celebrate!


39 posted on 09/23/2004 4:01:42 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Stoat

That's right. He sure didn't sound like he had laryngitis. Another skerry flip flop.


40 posted on 09/23/2004 4:24:13 PM PDT by marty60
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To: tiamat
All anger aside, you are correct. I still say don't come asking, we will be doing so before you ask, as many,many people in our nation have the same respectable attitude and humane concern for life you do.

You earned my respect.

41 posted on 09/23/2004 10:49:56 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Just because you are not paranoid, doesn't mean you can't learn to be.)
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