Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Still not appeased?

Maybe the French are learning how not to defeat terrorists. The AP reports: “Officials: Militants Targeted Eiffel Tower.”

According to judicial officials, the three men said among the targets was the veritable symbol of France, the Eiffel Tower. Also targeted were a clothing store in the central Paris district of Les Halles, which is a commuter link packed with people, Israeli interests and police stations, officials said.

I doubt that France will be deploying any divisions to Iraq any time soon (nor am I sure that we would welcome their help), but maybe they’ll be a little more cooperative as it becomes apparent that showing weakness will only encourage the terrorists and that appeasement isn’t a real option.