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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Global Test Returns

French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin cautions against a timetable for withdrawing coalition troops from Iraq. According to the CNN International transcript of the interview, he said:

Amanpour: Do you believe the United States should set a timetable for the withdrawal of its troops?
De Villepin: I believe that anything should be done coordinated with the local situation in Iraq and the regional situation. I think that the timetable should be a global timetable. The real timetable is the Iraqi situation. We should avoid at all cost the chaos in Iraq which of course would be disastrous for the whole region.

I'm not sure what a "global timetable" is. Could it be something like the "global test" of which John Kerry once spoke?

At any rate, it seems the French Prime Minister isn't in favor of picking a date on the calendar and announcing it as the time for withdrawal come what may.

It's a strange world sometimes.

(Hat tip: The American Thinker)


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