No surprises here

10.08.03

I wonder why anything the French government does surprises me anymore. This sure doesn’t:

Syria’s drive for a U.N. resolution condemning an Israeli air raid on its territory stalled in the Security Council for another day on Wednesday as Damascus looked for possible compromise with a divided Europe.

All four of the council’s European Union states — France, Britain, Spain and Germany — have signaled Syria that its draft resolution had to be more balanced to win their support.

But while Britain was insisting, along with Washington, that the resolution must condemn Saturday’s deadly suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel, to win its vote, France was making no such demand, diplomats said.

After all, it was only a bunch of Jews who were murdered. Why should France concern itself?

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