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France and The Terrorists

The French continue to play footsie with Iraqi terrorists–ahem, “insurgents”–who are busy slaughtering civilians and killing American troops. Today in the New York Sun, Eli Lake reports that Egypt may announce today that it will hold an international conference on Iraq in November. His article includes this sentence:

“A spokesman for President Chirac last Tuesday said Mr. Chirac had told Mr. Mubarak that France was hoping to invite groups representing insurgents to the international conference and was seeking to revisit a possible timetable for when American troops would leave Iraq.”

Think about it: The French want terrorists sitting across the table from Prime Minister Allawi. This is madness. Does anybody still doubt that France is Our Oldest Enemy?

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.