Originally posted by pbauer
Does anyone else see a double standard with this? Wasn't it the French putting up the most resistance with the U.S. going over to Iraq to oust
Not really. The French were in IC as part of a UN peacekeeping force. The UN negotiated a cease-fire. The French were monitoring the line of control.
The government broke the agreement and bombed the rebels, killing nine French soldiers and an American aid worker and wounding 23 other French
soldiers in a UN base. OOPS!
The French totalled the ICAF in retaliation and then put troops into Abidjan to protect foreign nationals, who include US citizens.
The French then went to UN to get an arms embargo placed on IC and a travel ban on certain IC leaders.
When people kill US soldiers the US just lets them walk?
The French Marine Para commanding the troops in IC went on IC state tv to deny charges that France wanted to oust Gbagbo.