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France won't back U.S. attack on Iraq
Washington Times ^ | 2/22/02 | Steve Park

Posted on 02/21/2002 11:36:14 PM PST by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:37:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The French ambassador to the United States says Europe will not support any U.S. military action against Iraq without clear evidence that a military response is warranted.

"We would not pledge support. They (the United States) would be on their own," Ambassador Francois Bujon said at a Tuesday evening forum sponsored by Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.


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1 posted on 02/21/2002 11:36:14 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Now there's a news flash...
2 posted on 02/21/2002 11:37:57 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: kattracks
Big deal. F*** 'em.
3 posted on 02/21/2002 11:39:33 PM PST by The Great Satan
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To: kattracks
Vichy strikes again.

Who decided this? The pairs skating judge?

4 posted on 02/21/2002 11:40:40 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: kattracks
France won't back U.S. attack on Iraq, Americans are emotionally devastated </sarcasm>
5 posted on 02/21/2002 11:43:14 PM PST by xm177e2
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To: kattracks
"We would not pledge support. They (the United States) would be on their own,"

So what is new here? So who cares?

6 posted on 02/21/2002 11:43:15 PM PST by fleur-de-lis
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To: kattracks
Like we give a crap. The French socialists can go right straight to...
7 posted on 02/21/2002 11:43:29 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: kattracks
Hopefully, the French will side with Iraq.
8 posted on 02/21/2002 11:45:53 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: kattracks
Oh no! We can't possibly do anything more without their approval. Stop the war right now.
9 posted on 02/21/2002 11:45:56 PM PST by Jean S
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To: kattracks
I'm shocked the surrender monkeys took this position....bent over, presenting their asses to the boy loving muslim "heros".
My contempt for the weak willed Europeans, deepens.
Semper Fi
10 posted on 02/21/2002 11:47:59 PM PST by river rat
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To: kattracks
The French -- "euro-weaklings" par excellence.
13 posted on 02/21/2002 11:51:02 PM PST by The Great Satan
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To: kattracks
The less attention we pay to France the better. They are a waste of time.
15 posted on 02/21/2002 11:54:51 PM PST by wretchard
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To: kattracks
Leave the French people be. You can't expect them to change over-nightcentury. I don't even bother worrying about what they say. When I found out that it was Napolean's sissy-boy knicker's look that started the French fashion industry, I decided they were not worth my time.
16 posted on 02/21/2002 11:56:44 PM PST by ImaGraftedBranch
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To: kattracks
Oh, to listen to such dribble from the Frogs...Disgusting parasites that they are. Why we leave the remains of thousands of honorable servicemen interred in French soil is beyond me.
17 posted on 02/21/2002 11:58:41 PM PST by BigFLPanhandleDude
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To: kattracks
Yes, they gave the world the guillotine, and Napolian, and the Vichy government, and the Maginot line, but OTOH, I loved fois gras and mushrooms with noodles by a fireplace in a great Bourdeaux restaurant, and poached calf brains in a bistro in Paris.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for their food and their art and their language. So, we suffer the fools for the few things they got right.

18 posted on 02/22/2002 12:10:36 AM PST by patriciaruth
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To: kattracks
How many times in the last 50 years has France been 100% in support of America's military actions? Seriously. I think we should not care in the least what France thinks about anything. They have proven themselves to be a major nuisance.
19 posted on 02/22/2002 12:12:30 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: BigFLPanhandleDude
"Iraq can be dealt with more effectively though diplomatic and economic approaches"
Yes, this approach has worked so well in stopping any WMD proliferation with Iraq.

We're trying to see it your way, Frogs, but we can't seem to get our heads quite that far up our a$$es. Now go take a shower (with soap), and wait for the nice Muslims to show up in your country. Maybe you can just give your country to them - like back in WWII when those nice Germans came to Paris. What did you do then? Oh yeah, you showed them where to park their Panzers and gave them your wives. Good tacticians.

20 posted on 02/22/2002 12:17:24 AM PST by 11B3
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To: kattracks
Like we NEED their help!!!
21 posted on 02/22/2002 12:26:10 AM PST by blondee123
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To: all
I am ashamed to say i have some french blood in me ( boudreau ) ...my ancestors , though , to their credit , saw the writing on the wall a long time ago and split for the new world ... i'd rather kiss a real frog than a french one any day ...
22 posted on 02/22/2002 12:27:37 AM PST by sushiman
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To: kattracks
France won't back U.S. attack on Iraq

I have two simultaneous reactions to this:

1. And this is news because....?

2. And we should care because...?

23 posted on 02/22/2002 12:28:19 AM PST by Dan Day
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To: 11B3
Maybe you can just give your country to them - like back in WWII when those nice Germans came to Paris. What did you do then? Oh yeah, you showed them where to park their Panzers and gave them your wives. Good tacticians.

There's an old (like 50+ year old) joke that goes, "For sale: French rifle. Never used, dropped once."

24 posted on 02/22/2002 12:29:45 AM PST by Dan Day
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To: kattracks
The U.S. ambassador to France says America will not support any French military action against Germany without clear evidence that a military response is warranted. "We would not pledge support. They (France) would be on their own," Ambassador Ohgo Stuffit said at a Tuesday evening forum.
25 posted on 02/22/2002 12:32:09 AM PST by JasonC
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To: JasonC
Is he any relation to Mr. Franz Otto Stuffit?
26 posted on 02/22/2002 12:37:12 AM PST by piasa
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To: mamelukesabre
"How many times in the last 50 years has France been 100% in support of America's military actions?"

Make that 60 years. They weren't even unanimous in support of our rescuing their smelly arses from the Nazis.

27 posted on 02/22/2002 12:40:17 AM PST by lambo
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To: lambo
They objected to americans shooting germans? Or did they simply object to being in debt to america?

I think the french just hate it when ever they are outdone by anyone that speaks english. ;-)
28 posted on 02/22/2002 12:46:08 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre
The Euroweenies strike again.
29 posted on 02/22/2002 1:02:53 AM PST by NeonKnight
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To: Dan Day
Joke from Mad Ivan: Wht do the French line their roads with trees? So their conquerors can march in the shade.
30 posted on 02/22/2002 1:04:47 AM PST by connectthedots
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To: piasa
The amendment is friendly.

LOL.

31 posted on 02/22/2002 1:11:32 AM PST by JasonC
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To: kattracks
I'm sorry France...did you say something?

Nothing worth listening to, I'm sure...
32 posted on 02/22/2002 2:16:39 AM PST by WyldKard
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To: kattracks
The next time Germany invades your sorry country you can have Iraq rescue you. French dogs.
33 posted on 02/22/2002 2:21:06 AM PST by Joe Boucher
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To: kattracks
So the sniveling cowardly french aren't going to back U.S. up on Iraq? Is there really any reason to post this type of stuff? This is not news.
34 posted on 02/22/2002 2:24:41 AM PST by RushLake
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To: xm177e2
So when are they surrendering to Iraq?
35 posted on 02/22/2002 3:06:07 AM PST by weikel
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To: kattracks
Kind of a shame. The holders of the last testosterone supply in France, La Legion, might have wanted to come to the party. They're always welcome in my book, even if "they're only as good as their weakest German", according to the old saying.
36 posted on 02/22/2002 3:25:04 AM PST by Long Cut
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To: Long Cut
I wouldn't even count on the Legion. The fish rots from the head down. Gary Cooper and Ray Milland are long gone from the corps.

Leni

37 posted on 02/22/2002 3:31:38 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Long Cut

Ah, the French have struck again...

"Mon Capitain, Major Strasser has been shot!"

"Well then, you know what to do! Round up the usual Germans, then ask for terms."

Be Seeing You,

Chris

38 posted on 02/22/2002 3:34:11 AM PST by section9
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To: kattracks
Je m'en fous!
39 posted on 02/22/2002 4:26:04 AM PST by Robear
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To: kattracks
France won't back U.S. attack on Iraq

I'm in SHOCK, I tell ya - Shock!
/sarcasm

40 posted on 02/22/2002 5:06:13 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: kattracks
The cowardly French would not fight when their own country was invaded by the Germans, somehow this posture does not surprise anyone.
41 posted on 02/22/2002 5:12:36 AM PST by cynicom
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To: The Great Satan
OK, I gotta ask. How do you get a sign-on date that's 7 years before FR was created?
42 posted on 02/22/2002 5:12:49 AM PST by ScreamingFist
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To: JohnHuang2
60 million French, 120 million French arseholes.

Go figure.

43 posted on 02/22/2002 5:16:31 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: mamelukesabre
How many times in the last 50 years has France been 100% in support of America's military actions?

Never. I'm not sure they supported us 100% on the two occasions when we threw the Germans out of France. (Both more than 50 years ago, but you get the idea).

44 posted on 02/22/2002 5:17:48 AM PST by Gumlegs
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To: 11B3
wait for the nice Muslims to show up in your country

They are already there. Take a walk in any Paris suburb and you'll feel (and smell) like you've had a stroll through Beirut. Brussels, another bastion of nutless wonderment, is as bad or worse, especially in the area around the Midi train station.

The Europeans have had an open door policy to North African and Middle Eastern immigration for decades ... something to do with colonial guilt and cheap labor. They already have massive social and crime problems with the Muslim communities in their midst, and will only pay an even heavier price for this idiotic policy as time goes on.

45 posted on 02/22/2002 5:25:38 AM PST by katana
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To: katana
I don't know if this factoid is true or not...but a recent article in The Economist stated that Buenos Aires has a larger white European population than any of the continental European capitals.
46 posted on 02/22/2002 5:34:53 AM PST by constitutiongirl
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To: kattracks
When has this country of Clouseau's ever supported the US in anything?????
47 posted on 02/22/2002 5:35:18 AM PST by Bommer
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To: constitutiongirl
Kind of shocking, but the Economist is about as reliable a source as you can find and it is no doubt true. Argentina never had much of an Indian population nor much (maybe no) slavery, so the demographics there are completely different than anyplace else in South America. The family names nearly all sound Spanish, Italian, German, or English. Brazil, on the other hand, is a genuine melting pot of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Portuguese, and Amazonian Indian populations. It makes for a very interesting and spicy mix, but the social conditions are volatile to say the least.
48 posted on 02/22/2002 5:52:41 AM PST by katana
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To: kattracks
"There may never be conditions for [Europe to support] attacking Iraq."

After this war, there may never be conditions for the US to defend France.

49 posted on 02/22/2002 5:53:07 AM PST by browardchad
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To: river rat
I'm shocked the surrender monkeys took this position....bent over, presenting their asses to the boy loving muslim "heros". My contempt for the weak willed Europeans, deepens. Semper Fi

If these wine-guzzling, lisp-languaged sissies had ANY backbone, they would have been able to fight for themselves last century.

50 posted on 02/22/2002 6:00:07 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
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