Dominique de Villepin (AKA “Slick Villy”) is is speaking out on Iraq again. However, instead of the usual line of America-bashing, De Villepin is arguing that the world community must rally to help the people of Iraq.
As much as it pains me to praise de Villepin, he’s absolutely right. A US pullout from Iraq would be a complete and unmitigated disaster for the Iraqi people. De Villepin is also correct in pointing out that the international community must rally behind the Iraqi people and offer as much aid as is possible.
Of course, the EU should follow de Villepin’s lead and put more funds into Iraqi reconstruction to show that these words are not merely empty rhetoric.