Nicolas Sarkozy spoke far too harshly to those rioters. And the French
should not have sent so many police into the affected areas, nor declared a
state of emergency. The idea of beefing up a police presence for the
future is clearly not the way to go. Warning that the same thing could
happen here is unnecessary. So says the Prime Minister of Sweden, Goran
Clearly, Europeans have learned much from the unfolding events in
France. Persson did leave one thing out, though. He forgot to put in a
plug for more affirmative action.