Chrenkoff: "France gets a pat on the back from jihadis: Who says that appeasement doesn't pay?
'The Islamic Army in Iraq, holding two French hostages, praised France's stand after it called for a US-proposed conference to address the issue of a US troop withdrawal, in a statement Wednesday on the Internet.
' 'The Islamic Army in Iraq pays tribute to the French government for its
positive initiative towards the Iraqi people despite its deplorable history,'
said a statement posted on the group's website. 'We hope this heralds a new era
of comprehension of our causes and respect for our principles'.'
France understands your causes alright, such as kicking the United States in the groin. Hence, France has also come onboard the idea of an international conference on Iraq, but only as long as the US withdrawal is on the agenda, and the 'representatives of the armed opposition' are included in the discussions. By the way, the French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin has been recently quoted as saying that
'[t]he Iraqi insurgents are our best allies.'
So much for the Franco-American alliance. I think I speak for all of us when I say: dear France, the next time you're invaded by one of your neighbors, feel free to call on Iraqi insurgents to save your ass."