Dateline Paris France
French government offers Iraq Strategic assistance
French Army Officers departed for Baghdad today to assist Iraqi officers with strategic planning. In an interview at the airport prior to his departure, Gen. Franc Le Blank stated that his delegation has much to offer the Iraqis. For example in the first gulf war the Iraqis surrendered in to large of groups. The pace of their capitulation made it difficult for all the prisoners to be fed in a timely way. Leaving many hungry for almost half a day. It is indisputable continued Le Blank that we French have refined surrendering to an art form second only our wine. We can show them how to surrender in smaller waves. Thus making it possible to have orderly meal lines. Also there should be plenty of white sheets available so surrender flags can be made at the front. They could also fallow our standard procedure and issue one white flag for each 50 men. We hope to help them keep from making some of the same mistakes they made last time. A true soldier should only surrender to another soldier, surrendering to the press is just embarrassing Le Blank stated flatly.