I guess we're supposed to rejoice and congratulate Nicolas Sarkozy and the French police forces.
The only problem is that there were 406 attacks against mobiles & motorized private properties (err... cars, yes) in France by and large.
That's a 4.64% increase over last year.
Looks like the thugs scored.
Meanwhile, Jacques "I'm all right" Chirac estimates that, even though it didn't fully disappear, violence is falling back, thanks to the government's action.
At the same occasion, he stated that when it comes to the rumors of war (yep, he means Iraq - although he won't tell the name) France, over the last months, successfully imposed its message of "peace, balance and solidarity with the poor countries"...
Let's take a bet... after Bokassa, Khomeini and Baby Doc, which country could possibly host the fallen despot and murderer of a "poor country" with which France feels oh-so solidary?
I'd bet first that the President of the French Republic is now in a complete state of denial when it comes to Reality.