Via the No Pasaran blog, the story of Iraq’s new immigration minister. As the blogger points out, somewhat acidly, it’s easier for a French Arab to become a minister in Iraq than in France.
The whole piece is worth reading (and follow through with the links if you have time), but these comments from Warde are also well worth repeating here:
“Saying no to war was to say yes to Saddam so that he could continue to massacre us… Freedom comes at a price and France didn’t want to see this. It retreated behind the UN, partly to defend its own economic interests.”
Indeed it did.