21 April, 2003

Bad, Naughty France!

BBC article about French-American relations:

Pentagon adviser Richard Perle told the International Herald Tribune that the crisis in relations was not something that could be dealt with in the "normal diplomatic way" because anti-French feeling now ran very deep in US society.

He said he doubted there could ever be a constructive relationship between the two governments.

Oh, sure there will. All it's going to take is getting an administration in the White House that has a collective emotional maturity greater than that of your average high school senior class. I know it's hard to imagine, but the president is usually a diplomat, and can handle these sorts of disagreements with ease. With some work, he comes out the winner, but doesn't make the other side look like the loser.

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