- Three questions
Is the death of Zarkaoui (head of Al
Qaida in Iraq) a sign of victory for the policy against terrorism
of the United States?
- Certainly it is. It is a political
success for the American government; Zarkaoui was the number
one enemy. But cannot he be the winner? This warrior for Allah
has succeeded in the struggle he wanted to lead in Iraq against
the Americans and the Shiites.
He has been recognized by Bin Laden as chief of the operations
in Iraq and his death rewarded by 25 million of dollars by the
United States. What an appreciation!
His elimination will not stop the violence. His successor and
the supporters of a fundamentalist Islam are pursuing the struggle.
Hate for the western world is their prayer book.
The anti-western propaganda could be
defused by some actions: the closing of Guantanamo and the withdrawal
of the American troops from Iraq,
- What to think about the United
States proposal to directly discuss with Iran about the issue
of their nuclear power?
It is a pleasant surprise. The about-turn
of Washington proves that a negotiation is feasible after 26
years of diplomatic rupture. This American initiative is changing
the cards. It is not a policy of leniency. Iran cannot stays
isolated; its own interest is to renew the dialogue. To lift
the American sanctions is necessary for its trade.
Dialogue and negotiation prevail over
force and threat. Is it not in the interest of the people to
give peace a chance? In watching the world cup football in Germany,
how can we not understand that people of the world need to meet,
share and exchange?
- What do you think that a woman
(Ségolène Royal) can be in a dominant position
in the Gallup for Presidency in France?
- I do not like the word "dominate";
it often includes a violence applied to the others, the power
imposed to them. There is no hierarchy of value between humans.
The fact that a woman can outclass all the other candidates from
the left who are old hands in politics, pleases me. It is a cultural
change that knocks over the old habits and points of view.
I would have been content if Ségolène
Royal would have made clear that she is against the new law on
immigration and would have denounced the unfair project to expulse
children in their school years because their parents have no
Interview by Olivier Galzi