France Ready for Postwar Role in Iraq
Thanks, Paul. I needed that...
France is ready to join the reconstruction of Iraq and help ensure self-rule is quickly restored despite U.S. resistance to a prominent French role, the foreign minister said Wednesday. ``France wants to be present at the side of the Iraqi people,'' Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said, adding the reconstruction effort should be supervised by the United Nations. A French diplomat, whom de Villepin did not identify, is in Baghdad to begin discussions with the various political and religious factions vying for power there, he said.
I think it would be vastly amusing to see Jean-Pierre or whatever his/her/its name is get the boot publicly: a trip to the Jordanian border escorted by a half dozen large Marines, culminating in a "Get out and stay out!"

Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2003-05-01