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Commentary on the present and future of culture, politics, economics, and social values................... "At any given instant/All solids dissolve, no wheels revolve,/And facts have no endurance." W.H. Auden.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

FRENCH HYPOCRISY

The New York Post correctly editorializes today about the hypocrisy of France as it invaded Cote d'Ivoire this week.

All the reasons that President Chirac used to oppose the US action in Iraq also apply to French action in Cote d'Ivoire! Yet France went in anyway, destroying that country's airforce and flooding the country with its Foreigh Legion.

The difference? France thinks it has a right to control its former colonies in West Africa and to intervene militarily whenever it chooses. It is just that the US should not think it has the right to conduct imperialist ventures. Vive la difference!

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