March 10th, 2003
Courtesy of http://www.scrappleface.com/
French Foreign Minister Dominique deVillepin today warned
Iraq not to act alone in creating weapons of mass destruction.
"Unilateralism is bad," said Mr. deVillepin. "We urge Iraq to
work in a multilateral way, through the U.N. perhaps, to
manufacture, deploy and conceal weapons of mass
"I have spoken with German officials," he added. "To prevent
the horrors of unilateral action we are prepared to work with
Saddam Hussein to organize . . . how do you say in English?
A coalition of the killing . . . or is it coalition of the shilling . . .
well, you know what I mean."
When questioned by reporters about the morality of producing
chemical and biological agents, the foreign minister said, "It's
more important to do things together than to do the right thing."
np: LL Cool J- Mama Said Knock You Out
oh those crazy frenchmen.
dear woody, here is a article for you:
Then came President Bush's
Monday interview with Copley News Service. He alluded to
the possibility of reprisals if Mexico didn't vote
America's way, saying, "I don't expect there to be
significant retribution from the government" - emphasizing
the word "government." He then went on to suggest that
there might, however, be a reaction from other quarters,
citing "an interesting phenomena taking place here in
America about the French . . . a backlash against the
French, not stirred up by anybody except the people."
And Mr. Bush then said that if Mexico or other countries
oppose the United States, "there will be a certain sense of
These remarks went virtually unreported by the
ever-protective U.S. media, but they created a political
firestorm in Mexico. The White House has been frantically
backpedaling, claiming that when Mr. Bush talked of
"discipline" he wasn't making a threat. But in the context
of the rest of the interview, it's clear that he was.
Moreover, Mr. Bush was disingenuous when he described the
backlash against the French as "not stirred up by anybody
except the people." On the same day that the report of his
interview appeared, The Financial Times carried the
headline, "Hastert Orchestrates Tirade Against the French."
That's Dennis Hastert, the speaker of the House of
Representatives. In fact, anti-French feeling has been
carefully fomented by Republican officials, Rupert
Murdoch's media empire and other administration allies. Can
you blame Mexicans for interpreting Mr. Bush's remarks as a
threat to do the same to them?
would you like some freedom fries with that?
where'd that come from?
i am mad at the paulys pocket guys for doing the freedom fries thing. not mad enough to stop eating there, mind you, but i glare at the menu when i go in. i do my part.
the NY times. i spend way too much time reading it.
Im moving to france.