Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Did Sarko say...?

China Daily: Sarkozy calls for troop exit from Iraq

That was the headline.

What he said:

Praising his predecessor, he reiterated, “France was — thanks to Jacques Chirac — is and remains hostile” to the American-led war in Iraq. “History proved France right,” he added.

Calling for a concrete deadline for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, he described it as “a nation that is falling apart in a merciless civil war,” where the Sunni-Shiite divide could ignite conflict throughout the Middle East and where terrorists are setting up permanent bases to attack targets around the world.

Sarkozy is no fan of the U.S. war in Iraq, but he is not arguing for any sort of immediate U.S. withdrawal from the country.

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