Sunday, December 17, 2006

A French retreat

No, we're not talking about Versailles or a cute villa in the south of France.

We're talking about France's military retreating from the War on Terror. From the AP:
France is to withdraw its 200-strong special forces from Afghanistan, all of its ground troops engaged in the U.S anti-terror operation there, authorities announced Sunday.

The decision to pull the elite troops, based in the southeastern city of Jalalabad, comes as the Taliban militia are gaining strength despite the strong engagement -- some 32,800 troops -- in NATO's International Security Assistance Force. France has balked at sending its 1,100-strong NATO contingent outside the relatively safe Afghan capital, Kabul.

We're sure if the French could have found Mullah Omar, they would have surrendered to him instead of merely pulling their troops out.

With friends like this . . .

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