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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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