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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Freedom Fries are Dead

So check out this. Sarkozy spoke to Congress and received sustained, almost embarrassing applause. It's not entirely clear why Congress is so warm to him, but my guess is that Republicans applaud his pro-Americanism and Democrats applaud both that and his strongly stated (but not stated today) anti-Iraq sentiments. I think it is also a relief.

Franco-American friendship, as every schoolboy knows, dates right back to the founding of the republic. It has not been the easiest relationship, but it has been of great use to both over the years. It is good to see it doing well again, despite Bush's attempts to destroy it. No more Freedom Fries, I think, for a while.

1 comment:

Dr. Strangelove said...

You're probably right about the different reasons why Democrats and Republicans applauded Sarkozy. I suspect the applause was sustained because neither political party wished to be the first to sit down.