Mark, you parallel with the US is way off base because the Minister of Veterans Affairs as you call is a major political figure in Algeria. And the veterans whose services he governs are those who fought the French. Besides, if the Secretary of Veterans Affairs were to make such vulgar comments in the US, he would be denounced and sacked within 24 hours. His career would be ruined. But NO ONE in the Algerian govt has disowned his comments, let alone sacked him! Nuff said!
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