Founder of Doctors without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontiers) did not oppose Iraq War (in other words did not oppose genocide)

One of the most prominent roles went to a member of the Socialist Party. Bernard Kouchner, who is best-known for starting the humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders, or Medecins Sans Frontieres, is the new minister of foreign affairs. Like Mr. Sarkozy, he has taken a pro-American stance and was one of the few French politicians who did not oppose the war in Iraq.



August 21, 2007 - Posted by | charities, Doctors without Borders, France, genocide, International Rescue Committee, Iraq, politics, Uncategorized, war


  1. Please note that Kouchner was kicked out of MSF / Doctors Without Borders in 1979 and has since then not had a role in the organisation (despite the fact that he uses it a lot ion the marketing of himself).

    Indeed, MSF does not take stance against wars, it deals with the result of wars – human suffering. But MSF would not – like Kouchner – advocate for war as a “humnitarian solutions”, in Iraq or elsewhere.

    Comment by Mathias | August 22, 2007 | Reply

  2. Thank you for this information

    Comment by randalljones | August 23, 2007 | Reply

  3. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

    Comment by sandrar | September 10, 2009 | Reply

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