PARIS — U.S. troops in Iraq have detained three French militants and police here rounded up 10 of their comrades from a group that sent raw youths from Europe to take part in the conflict with America, officials said Friday.I don't see why people worry that Muslims in European countries aren't picking up the local culture. These guys surrendered like true Frenchmen.
The first confirmed capture of European Islamist fighters turns attention on the increasing movement of militants from countries such as Italy, Germany, France and Belgium to Iraq, European officials say.
And, talk about bad timing:
...The disclosure comes four days before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is scheduled to arrive here on a visit intended to revitalize U.S.-French ties.I wonder if Chirac will be singing the same tune as Schroeder on Iraq this time around?