Tuesday, August 28, 2007

France: Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran

French Leader Raises Possibility of Force in Iran - New York Times

When the French president took power, he promised a new era in terms of Franco-American interrelations. I hope this isn't what he meant.

The world certainly doesn't need, and may not be able comfortably to absorb, another neo-conservative excursionist into Middle Eastern affairs. Our own has mucked up the already chaotic region quite sufficiently.

I wonder, however, whether this change in the cant of French politics might portend an equivalent change in the attitude of the right in this country toward France. Might the "Freedom Fries" in the House cafeteria go back to their original name? (Note: I know. It's a joke. Relax, fact-check police.)

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