March 20, 2003

WMD Attack? Mais Qui, We

WMD Attack? Mais Qui, We Shall Help! (Well, Sorta)

Much noise yesterday regarding statements from French sources that, should Iraq employ WMD during the conflict, "that would change completely...the situation" and the French would support U.S forces.

Well, let's not get carried away:

France's ambassador in Washington, Jean-David Levitte, appeared to offer an olive branch to the United States on Tuesday when he told CNN that France could help the U.S.-led military coalition if Baghdad used biological or chemical arms. But French diplomats in Paris made clear this was not a change in France's refusal to join the war. "It is obvious we wouldn't sit back and not help if there was a chemical attack. But what we are talking about is medical assistance," one said. [my emphasis]

Keep the ambulances, Jacques. We've got plenty.

Posted by Gregory at March 20, 2003 02:33 PM
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