Friday, September 19, 2003

Wolves set to help train sheep

According to reports France and Germany are offering to help train the Iraqi police force. Aside from joke about the Iraqi police turning out as either a cynical cheese eating gendarmes or goose stepping Gestapo I don't much like this idea. I don't think anything good can come from having two of Saddam's biggest supporters and two countries that in general would love to see us fail having anything to do with making Iraq more secure.

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder reaches out to comfort French President Jacques Chirac after explaining that the German soldiers (background) were only an honor guard and his surrender, while appreciated, was completely unnecessary.

These two countries showed that they were more than happy to let the people of iraq rot and die under the rule of Saddam if that meant them getting a little more money or prestige by "standing up" to America before the shooting started. During the first week of the fighting they openly pined that their "ally" America would lose and Saddam stay in power. After the fighting they have nitpicked, demand rebuilding contracts (war booty), dragged feet at the UN, tried to present the US as being adrift in a chaotic situation we are losing grasp of and generally made a nuisance of themselves. Now they get to have their people on the ground mucking their noses around while helping build a free democratic Iraq they fought so hard against? Nothing good will come of this.

Comments: Post a Comment

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?