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2003-02-17 Europe
French public hardens opposition to Iraq war -poll
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Posted by JAB 2003-02-17 03:07 pm|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [372 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 That is incredible. Not only are they cold-hearted self-interested batardes, they're not even rational to go with it. The majority think war's a good thing, if it has UN approval, but don't want to fight before that happens because they think that's what the Americans want, yet they'll veto any Security Council resolution anyway, and many think it's not in France's interests, and that Saddam's not a threat.

Britain should pull out of the EU now.
Posted by Bulldog  2003-02-17 16:34:15||   2003-02-17 16:34:15|| Front Page Top

#2 Fine, France. That's your opinion and you're entiltled to it. Just STFU and stay out of our way now. We've got work to do.
Posted by Parabellum  2003-02-17 16:46:32||   2003-02-17 16:46:32|| Front Page Top

#3 ...Haven't finished yet...More appalled by this than anything I've read in a while...

They are effectively trying to use the Iraqi population as hostages here. "You want Monsieur Saddam gone, doo yeau? Yeau 'ave to play aaar leetle game first, Americain, we wont to see yeau beg us for permission. Wen yeau play by aar rules, we'll give yeau what yeau waaant..."

And this isn't the government, it's the people on the street.

Please excuse my accent, I admit it's a little rusty.
Posted by Bulldog  2003-02-17 16:46:47||   2003-02-17 16:46:47|| Front Page Top

#4 "the crisis [does] not affect France's interests" means you abstain and stop being such obstructionist a**holes. Of course it affects your interests, your stance betrays you.
Posted by RW 2003-02-17 17:31:45||   2003-02-17 17:31:45|| Front Page Top

#5 Bulldog, you're bringing back Monty Python memories - Holy Grail DVD flashback
Posted by Frank G  2003-02-17 18:02:22||   2003-02-17 18:02:22|| Front Page Top

#6 "Britain should pull out of the EU now." - I said that before, was a mistake. France should be kicked out of the EU. Give Germany their Mauser back and tell them all's forgiven, and there's a fight in the sandpit when the bell goes. I think someone's slipped truth drugs into the Perrier today, Europe's just become a lot easier to fathom.
Posted by Bulldog  2003-02-17 18:38:01||   2003-02-17 18:38:01|| Front Page Top

#7 Not that that's a bad thing LOL
Posted by Frank G  2003-02-17 20:18:11||   2003-02-17 20:18:11|| Front Page Top

#8 This will explain everything. The French think Jerry Lewis is a genius.
Posted by Denny 2003-02-17 21:40:51|| []  2003-02-17 21:40:51|| Front Page Top

#9 That poll was rigged, as there were only three choices. For example, there was no option to object to the war on moral grounds, or on the grounds that it would kill more people than otherwise.

A Frenchperson could object on any of these grounds, and still answer "yes" to the anti-American question.
Posted by parallel  2003-02-17 23:10:52||   2003-02-17 23:10:52|| Front Page Top

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