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Africa North
Former PM Villepin warns of 'blind' Mali intervention
[FRANCE24] Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin
... who may not be a woman ...
has warned that military intervention in Mali risked dragging the country into an interminable conflict in the former French colony, was ill thought-out, and "not the French way".
Remember him? The guy with the sash and the pretty hair? Oh, c'mon. You remember! Axis of Weasels?... Hah! I knew it'd come back to you!
He wrote a book of poetry, too...and it was published. That's the kind of deep thinker he was.
In an editorial for the Sunday newspaper, Le Journal du Dimanche, Villepin compared La Belle France's mission to stem Islamist advances into southern Mali to "a decade of lost wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya".
Posted by:Fred