April 01, 2003
Hypocrite Poseurs

On Sunday Innocents Abroad (2:20 PM, 3/30) reported that French journalists are now in 'I told you so' mode. I hope they aren't taking the same line as so many American journalists, 'experts', and webloggers, that the main problem is insufficient allied troops. If they do, they might want to accept some of the responsibility themselves. After all, the French Foreign Legion would come in very handy right about now hunting Scuds in the western desert, or intercepting busloads of Syrian and Palestinian 'volunteers', or stirring up the Kurdish hordes in the north, and a genuine German Panzer division would come in very handy in the desert fighting along the Euphrates. Those who stand on the sidelines and refuse to get involved in a fight can hardly complain when their friend and ally is outnumbered. That's assuming that they are friends and allies, of course, but I believe they still claim to be.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at April 01, 2003 11:00 PM