We all know what the French government is doing WRT Iraq - anything they can to stop a war. Now I’ll be happy to go along with anyone who can prove that they are doing this for the best of reasons - they are good, honorable, sensitive, caring people who don’t want to see anyone get hurt, right?. But I’d like to see such an opinion backed by facts. Certainly, their history doesn’t justify such (from Algeria through Vietnam to Ivory Coast with many stops in between).
They are at this moment scooting around to all the non-aligned members of the UN Security Council, offering them who knows what incentives to vote against the latest US/British/Spanish motion. Again, why?
This thread is not intended to address the question of whether or not a war is justified. I’m just interested to know why the French, of all the countries in the world, are leading the fight against it.
Now I happen to have strong feelings about the French people, and especially about their current leadership, and none of it would reflect anything but contempt, so suffice it to say that I claim their actions to date are vindictive and spiteful, to say the least. Is there any other explanation?