5% - USA unemployment rate
9.5% - French unemployment rate
Geez, I wonder why we don't have random riots?
Well, well, well… For starters, someone has to recognize the successes of Bush so let me be the first. Our current 5% unemployment rate is fantastic considering Bush’s lack of recognition. Only 5% of the US citizens are unemployed and out of that 5%, I’ll bet you that 3% are actually looking for work. I’d consider that a benchmark.
Onto France - Chirac is in trouble. Unemployment is soaring to nearly 10% of the French population. Wow! Just imagine the collapse of this fragile economy considering the current situation. Now, instead of pursuing the rioters, France wants to "understand" the situation. They want to work with the mosques and inner-city leaders to alleviate the riots. What about... weapons? How about tear gas? Policing maybe?
This scenario is quite similar to France in all of their conflicts: Germany during WWII, Al Quaeda, etc. Apparently, socialist democracies and understanding the enemies don’t work.
France is the perfect example of an ‘entitled’ society. These people want everything for nothing, including work. Now only if the media gave this coverage it rightfully deserved, perhaps some American "citizens" would understand why free health care and socialism don’t work.