Fainting in Coyles An occasional letter from the
Heart of Euroville
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
It seems that the French are desperate for that Iraqi money. This news from AFP, via Free Market Fairy Tales, corroberates some gossip doingthe rounds here in Brussels. At a private event in the Parliament last week a senior NATO source was heard to say similar things. That the French were keen to commit 10,000 troops to Iraq related activities. The only caveat was that they could not do anything that would make it look like cow-towing to the States. The source had funny things to say about Wesley Clark, "I remember Clark, but back then he was a Republican" and so on, not a popular man over here it seems.