Thursday, November 27, 2003
The perfidious French: The embed program in Iraq is still going on, even though major combat operations have ended. French weekly Paris Match recently had a photographer and a reporter embedded with Baathist insurgents as they attacked a DHL cargo plane.
He said Sessini and a special correspondent sent to Iraq, Claudine Verniez-Palliez, had been with the group for several days beforehand and were unaware they were about to witness the attack.
"They had been asked to come see caches of arms very close to Baghdad and didn't discover the real reason for the operation until the last minute," Genestar said.
Yes, they'd been with the Saddam-loving Baathists for "several" days and they had no idea what was going on -- right.
The report also reveals that the reporter and photographer have returned to France because of fears for their safety. Funny, they didn't appear to be concerned about the safety of freedom-loving Iraqis, American troops or even commercial pilots.
Why would we want French troops in Iraq? There's no guarantee they would be on our side.