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The last one i heard  : He-Midget now has a project for a "ministere de l'immigration". Can we say he's a (a little bit, on the edge, for electoral reasons only, etc) a little bit of a fascist yet?

But, in Sarkozy's usual winks and nods to the racists, i'd set aside the matter of the Harkis. Algerians can treat them as collabos if they want : it's not France's role, because France was the occupying power in Algeria.

I have no real emotional or personnal ties to the matter, and no in-depht knowldege of the period. However, it seems clear to me that France would have prefered these people not to exist - embarassing witnesses of a failure and a defeat - and treated them accordingly.

I like to believe i'd have been, then, part of the anti-colonisation left - and i find the way Harkis have been treated in France an absolute shame.

by yabonn (yabonn_fr@hotmail.com) on Sat Mar 10th, 2007 at 10:28:46 AM EST
Considering that he has been minister of the interior (and of cults) for most of the past 5 years, not to mention N°2 of all the governments of that time, he is also saying that he has not been doing his job in these past 5 years, notwithstanding the inflation of increasingly nasty laws he pushed through.

The one statistic I quote all the time to show he is full of shit is that the number of police officers in the 9-3 (the Seine Saint Denis department near Paris that has the highest concentration of "banlieues") has actually declined in the past 5 years. So all his calls for "nettoyer la banlieue au Karcher" are just overhyped bullshit - and as afew points out below, it's dangerous hype that plays for Le Pen, because those people that would want more enforcement are not seeing it.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Mar 10th, 2007 at 10:47:35 AM EST
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I like Royal running on the "I'm a disciple of Mitterand" ticket - there's a fresh approach.

The US and France would both benefit from a "no ivy-league/non ENC" rule.

Odd how the left went from the dictatorishop of the proletariat to the dictatorship of degrees.

by citizen k (sansracine yahoo.fr) on Sat Mar 10th, 2007 at 11:36:47 PM EST
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