Skip to comments.Iraqi interim Prime Minister: France 'deluded' to think it's immune
Posted on 09/05/2004 12:49:09 PM PDT by knighthawk
IRAQ'S interim Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, has accused France of deluding itself that it is immune from terrorism because of its opposition to the war to oust Saddam Hussein.
In an interview, Mr Allawi also urged European governments, including the French, not to be "half-hearted" in combating terrorism and to close ranks with his country in its battle against the "evil forces" undermining security.
"No civilised country can draw back; the campaign against terrorism must be a global one, because the challenge is global," he said.
"The French, like all democratic countries, cannot let themselves be satisfied with adopting a passive position . . . governments that decide to stay on the defensive will be the next terrorist targets."
Mr Allawi said the kidnapping of two French journalists showed that "neutrality doesn't exist".
"Even though France was against the war, it will not be spared. Hiding away from confrontation is not the way. The French will soon have to fight against terrorists."
Mr Allawi appealed for more European help in training Iraqi security forces and providing them with technical assistance. His country also needed to exchange information on the movement of terrorists, he said.
He revealed that he was holding private meetings with Iraqi insurgents in an effort to persuade them to accept the offer of a government amnesty in return for laying down their weapons.
The meetings, some of which have taken place at Mr Allawi's home, represent the most significant effort yet to curb the insurgency through political rather than military means.
He said that meetings with representatives of insurgent groups from the restive cities of Fallujah, Ramadi and Samara began shortly after he took office in June, but had yet to produce any agreements.
"I am talking to the people there and we are reaching out to them, to tribes, to guys who were in military and security (services)," he said.
Mr Allawi said he was confident elections would go ahead as planned in January.
"Iraq is not a weak country even though it is passing through a difficult phase now," he said.
F*** France, F*** Kerry, F*** Islam.
Even the Iraqis are panning the cheese eating appeasers!
Some things never change.
The French people are in a state of denial that may well prove fatal. Those of us who love France are watching in horror as she descends inexorably into national tragedy. The time to stop it is now. In the future it will be too late.
> IRAQ'S interim Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, has
> accused France of deluding itself ...
The appeasers and useful idiots will merely be the last
to be killed, but they are definitely on the to-do list
of the 8th century cutthroats.
... as are the "moderate" Muslims, who need to think
about all this.
Now, Now this article shows that the French maybe ever so slowly starting to get it....we need to encourage them along...
They'd better speed up the getting-it process. In a decade or two, there'll be more Muslims than Christians in France, even if Muslim immigration were halted today.
Ya gotta love that guy...
"What does F*** mean...?" asked the French Man
"France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country. France has usually been governed by prostitutes." ---Mark Twain
"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." --- General George S. Patton
"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion." --- Norman Schwartzkopf
"We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it." ---- Marge Simpson
"As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure" ---Jacques Chirac, President of France
"As far as France is concerned, you're right." ---Rush Limbaugh
"The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is sitting in Paris sipping coffee." --- Regis Philbin
"The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not dressed any better, on average, than the citizens of Baltimore.
True, you can sit outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee, but why this is more stylish than sitting inside and drinking large glasses of whiskey I don't know." --- P.J O'Rourke (1989)
"You know, the French remind me a little bit of an aging actress of the 1940s who was still trying to dine out on her looks but doesn't have the face for it." ---John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona
"You know why the French don't want to bomb Saddam Hussein? Because he hates America, he loves mistresses and wears a beret. He is French, people ---Conan O'Brien
"I don't know why people are surprised that France won't help us get Saddam out of Iraq. After all, France wouldn't help us get the German out of France!" ---Jay Leno
"The last time the French asked for 'more proof' it came marching into Paris under a German flag." ---David Letterman
Next time there's a war in Europe, the loser has to keep France!!
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