Sarkozy will not send any more soldiers to Afghanistan
Posted October 18, 2009on:
The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, said that “France will not send one more soldier” to Afghanistan. “Is it necessary to stay in Afghanistan? I think it is. And stay to win,” he said in an interview to Le Figaro. But he also added that they will not do it at any cost. According to Sarkozy, more Afghan soldiers are needed since they will be more efficient in helping win this war because it is their country what they are fighting for.
The French President’s position is very different to the one of Britain’s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, who promised this past Wednesday to increase in 500 soldiers his country’s contingent in Afghanistan if other countries of the NATO agree to do the same.
On the other side, Spanish President, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, promised in a recent meeting with Obama in the White House that he will help with the training of Afghan security forces through the “Guardia Civil.”