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August 17, 2006

FNC: French Willing To "Lead" Intl Peace-Keeping Force, But Unwilling To Participate

Isn't that, like, SOP? The French are forever "offering" other countries the power to command those countries' own troops, while refusing, absolutely, to contribute their own.

They see their role in the world as doing all the bossing-around, leaving the actual work to lesser countries (America, especially).

Larwyn writes:

"French willing to lead such a force,but not willing partarticipate," says Smith on FNC just now.

...

UN meeting going on now. Per FNC French willing to contribute 400 troops up from 200!!!!

400 troops, huh?

Well.

I'm not sure you get a "leadership" role with a de minimis, purely cosmetic contribution to the actual corps of troops.

But that's always pretty much their "offer."


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