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Sunday, 30 March 2003
France Announces Troop Deployment

President Jacques Chirac announced today that France would be deploying two elite units of French troops to Iraq in the event of war. Five hundred crack troops from the 42nd Groupement d'Instruction en Abandonment (42nd Surrender Instruction Group) are mobilizing to assist the Iraqi Army in the finer points of military surrender. "The immediate capitulation of an armed force is a delicate and intricate tactic in which we French have much experience." said Defense Ministry spokesperson General de Armee Francois-Phillippe Hommes de Petit-Pommes."There is a certain protocol in laying down your arms or fleeing the battlefield. To wave the white flag while remaining pompous and insufferable requires experience and training.The French Army believes it is second to none in the fine art of surrendering quickly. The record of our armed forces in that area speaks for itself. The Iraqi performance in giving up without a fight during the last Gulf War was slip-shod. We hope to improve their level of surrender execution for the next war." General Hommes de Petit-Pommes further announced that 1,000 advisors from the Regiment de Collaborateurs Francais will also be dispatched to Iraq to assist the Iraqi people in colloborating effectively with any occupation force.
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Now that is funny!