April 02, 2003

Cheese-Eating Tyrant Worshippers

I have been told repeatedly that "People who are Anti-war are not Anti-American." To which, I can now safely say au contraire.

Ordinarily, I would be quoting the French paper on this, but Le Monde has a poor interface for finding anything. So here's the scoop from The Times of London:

Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the [French] Prime Minister, said: "The Americans are not the enemy; just because we are against this war, it does not mean that we want the victory of dictatorship over democracy."

Excusez-moi, J-P! Check out these numbers from a survey by Le Monde:

only a third of the French felt that they were on the same side as the Americans and British, and that another third desired outright Iraqi victory over "les anglo-saxons".

One Third want the victory of dictatorship over democracy!

Well, I guess that's vastly more support for Saddam in France than in Iraq, from the look of things. I have a nomination for that new Axis of Evil once Iraq is finished.

Posted by campbell at April 2, 2003 01:45 AM | TrackBack