Thursday, March 16, 2006
French Giving Lessons in Democracy to Americans in Iraq
Iraq's prime minister has met with Le Monde's Patrice Claude. The result is an article (which long remained unavailable online) in which the title has the word "terrorists" in quotes (M. Jaafari refuse de négocier avec des « terroristes ») and which goes on to highlight a sentence suggesting the Americans are unhappy with democracy (Pour M. Jaafari, Américains, Kurdes et Arabes sunnites qui rejettent sa candidature, doivent « respecter la démocratie »). As a general rule, the focus of the article is on Iraq's problems and on standing up to the Americans, whose departure would set everything well.