Stupid French tricks

France has passed a law ordering schools to re-write history and portray France more favorably.

FRENCH historians are protesting against a new law that obliges schools to present the country’s colonial exploits in a favourable light, especially in Algeria, where hundreds of thousands were killed in the fight for independence.

Eminent historians said this week that the law “imposes an official lie about past crimes and massacres that sometimes went as far as genocide”.

Ah, France. Truth is more satirical than satire!

Ten years from now, they'll be teaching the students how France single-handedly deposed Saddam Hussein and liberated Iraq over the objections of the callous and self-interested United States whose politicians and influential business leaders were taking bribes in the oil-for-food scandal.

HT: Peace, order, and good government, eh?

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