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Too soon to mend fences with those who opposed us
Center for Security Policy ^ | Thursday, April 10, 2003 | Center for Security Policy

Posted on 04/10/2003 3:04:10 PM PDT by Remedy

Faced with having been on the losing side in Iraq, France and Germany now say they're happy Saddam Hussein is gone.

Neither, of course, congratulated the United States, Britain, Australia or Poland, whose people had done all the work.

"France, like all democracies, is delighted at the fall of the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and hopes for a quick and effective end to the fighting," proclaimed the office of President Jacques Chirac.

"With the fall of the regime of Saddam Hussein, it is a dark page that is turned and we are delighted," added Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, licking the bruises of his failed half-year effort to save the Ba'athist regime.

Said Germany's socialist Chanceller Gerhard Schroeder, "The important thing now is to make a political profit out of a probable and welcome victory."

His foreign minister, Joschka Fischer, immediately urged the United States and Britain to hand their victory over to the United Nations.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country had armed Saddam Hussein to the hilt and had cut multibillion-dollar oil deals with the regime, won't comment yet.

He is hosting a tripartite summit of losers in Russia. Warned the pro-Chirac ex-premier Alain Juppe, "The summit must not look like a show of anti-Americanism."

Of course not. We all know what their real agenda is.

President Bush shouldn't let them mend fences so quickly. He should make them wait for a long, long time.

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1 posted on 04/10/2003 3:04:10 PM PDT by Remedy
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2 posted on 04/10/2003 3:06:54 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Remedy
The regime didn't "fall," any more than that statue did.

We knocked it down.
3 posted on 04/10/2003 3:21:04 PM PDT by Restorer (TANSTAAFL)
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To: Support Free Republic
The fact that these three are even getting together to discuss this is ominous. Evidently, they're not interested in coming to terms with the US individually.
4 posted on 04/10/2003 3:23:23 PM PDT by Paraclete
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To: Remedy
summit of losers

They may as well invite saddam while they are at it

5 posted on 04/10/2003 3:40:30 PM PDT by paul51
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To: Remedy
"Mending Fences" involves putting them back up, making them bigger and stronger.

As in "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors".

I've seen several references recently to "mending fences". I suspect what these fools mean is "mending bridges".

Myself, I'm for "mending fences".

6 posted on 04/10/2003 4:08:04 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (...and Freedom tastes of Reality.)
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To: Paraclete
Russia, Germany, Belgium, and the effeminate nation will have no part in post war Iraq.

Courtesy of the Iraqi people. They will decide, and oh, BTW, they will have all of the information.

Watch for Iraq to be the first (of many) to withdraw from the UN, as long as somebody puts a muzzle on Powell.
7 posted on 04/10/2003 4:46:51 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Communists & Socialists: They only survive through lies.)
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To: DuncanWaring
It takes years to make a friendship. They destroyed it in a vote. Now is fence time where we can keep an eye on our enemies.
8 posted on 04/10/2003 5:15:54 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Keep America safe! Thank the troops for our freedom. No slack for Iraq!)
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To: Remedy; Fred Mertz
9 posted on 04/10/2003 7:27:58 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth.....)
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