Friday, March 21, 2003
How many francs does a clue cost in Paris?: I say that because I just read the following Associated Press bulletin:
Jacques Chirac says France will not authorize a U.N. resolution allowing the United States and Britain to administer postwar Iraq.
Jacques, how many battalions does the U.N. have? If, for some reason, it had escaped your notice -- this isn't a U.N. operation. Remember?
Your opposition to a resolution not "allowing" the U.S. and Britain to administer a post-war Iraq is irrelevant. We will administer a postwar Iraq because we have the forces on the ground to be able to do it.
You still don't get it. When you refused to go along with the use of force to oust Saddam Hussein from power, you forfeited any say in what a postwar Iraq would look like.
Somebody slap him and call me in the morning.