Posts Tagged ‘troops’

France Declares War on Al-Qaida, This Time They Mean It, Calling Up The Troops

July 27, 2010

PARIS (AP) – France has declared war on al-Qaida, and matched its fighting words with a first attack on a base camp of the terror network’s North African branch, after the terror network killed a French aid worker it took hostage in April.

The declaration and attack marked a shift in strategy for France, usually discrete about its behind-the-scenes battle against terrorism.

“We are at war with al-Qaida,” Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Tuesday, a day after President Nicolas Sarkozy announced the death of 78-year-old hostage Michel Germaneau.

The killers will “not go unpunished,” Sarkozy said in unusually strong language, given France’s habit of employing quiet cooperation with its regional allies—Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Algeria—in which the al-Qaida franchise was spawned amid an Islamist insurgency.

France declares war, calls up the troops.. Fighting Terrorism in style..



Joe Biden Amazing Grace, War Was Lost And Now Is Found

July 6, 2010

BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden said after a three-day trip to Baghdad that the American people will see President Barack Obama’s Iraq policy as a success when the “combat mission” ends on schedule Aug. 31. Biden said the administration “will be able to point to it and say, ‘We told you what we’re going to do, and we did it.’”

Posted on: Sunday, 9 September 2007, 18:00 CDT

Calling President George Bush’s policy in Iraq a failure, Sen. Joe Biden Sunday urged more aggressive diplomacy to withdraw U.S. combat troops in Iraq.

We need a diplomatic offensive, the Democratic presidential hopeful from Delaware said on NBC’s Meet the Press.

“We should be calling an international conference with the major powers to bring Iran, Turkey, Syria and Saudi Arabia in and say, ‘Here’s the deal. Here’s the political solution. Sign onto it.’ That’s the only way out.

VP Joe Biden says war is lost  as Senator and now war is won as Vice President.. Two faced Joe debating against himself…….