February 19, 2003

Le Monde Diplomatique Lashes Out

Le Monde Diplomatique Lashes Out at the "Vassals"

Le Monde Diplomatique is considered a source of top-drawer pensees on French foreign policy thinking. Their current lead story, sadly, leaves much to be desired. All countries allied with the U.S. stance on Iraq are simply described as vassals. Opening paragraph in the original French below.

"Tout indique dˇsormais que la guerre des Etats-Unis et de quelques-uns de leurs vassaux contre l'Irak aura bien lieu.

Translation: Nevertheless, all indications are that the war of the U.S. and several of its vassals against Iraq will occur."

But wasn't it Jacques who was just warning Romania and the like to behave lest they be kept out of the privileged precincts of the Berlin-Brussels-Paris club? And Bush didn't twist arms on, for instance, getting the"Gang of Eight" to write their letter. Methinks Jacques (and the French foreign policy commentariat) are peeved that enarque diktats are being ignored by rowdy Slavs to their East.

Posted by Gregory at February 19, 2003 09:04 AM
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