Monday, December 18, 2006

Shocking news! The French surrender....

This is unprecendented, from the nation that gave us the proud legacy of Marshal Petain and Admiral Darlan...(ok, sarcasm off)

The latest news on our loyal ally is that they have announced that France is going to pull its troops from Afghanistan.

The French made the decision to pull out their special forces troops, based in the southeastern city of Jalalabad, just as the Taliban appear to be racheting things up in spite of the the strong increase - 32,800 troops — in NATO's International Security Assistance Force. Hey,quand aller obtient dur, les Français sortent - jeûner !

France has 1,100 men in the NATO force, but so far they have refused to send any of them outside the relatively safe Afghan capital, Kabul. After the French contingent based in Jalalabad pulls out, the rest of the French forces will remain stationed in Kabul - to direct traffic, perhaps.

Perhaps it's just as well, if you know what I mean.

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