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August 29, 2004

Chirac "Demands" Release of Kidnapped Frenchmen

He's threatened to call for multinational discussions if his ultimatum is not honored.

But seriously, he promises to do "everything" to win their release:

"Backed up by this national unity, I solemnly call for the release of Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot. Everything is being done and everything will be done in the coming hours and days to achieve this."

It's probably not a very good or human thing to examine the political fallout from the kidnapping (and possible future murders) of two innocent Frenchmen.

But if Jacques Chirac actually appeases the terrorists in order to win the release of the hostages, well: John Forbes Kerry's already naive and childish talk of "our important allies" will become that much more absurd.

This could be an unwelcome September Surprise for our Highborn Hamlet.


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