Skip to comments.France: No Troops for Iraq if Kerry Wins
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.
There goes Kerry's last bastion of support.
He still has Kim Jong Il.
Wow, even the French wont support Kerry.
At least their cowardice isn't selective. :)
(in Soup Nazi voice) NO TROOPS FOR YOU!!!!! (fingers snap)
Thank goodness - we don't need no surrenderin', thanky vermuch.
>>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.
Kerry's entire foreign policy just crashed.
as once said.."Louis, I'm shocked"
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.
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.
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.
Very interesting post...
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"!
And his only "talking about" about Iraq. He's pretty well screwed now.
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