Wednesday, February 02, 2005



Give me liberty or give me death - Live free or die
These expressions have lost all meaning in France (if they ever meant anything here). The Iraqis have proudly invigorated these axioms with a real life demonstration of sheer balls. The contrast was striking Sunday on LCI French cable news where reports of Iraqi elections switched directly over to reports of some more inane bickering between François Hollande and Laurent Fabius. Seeing these two French socialists, from the very same political party that was weak and stupid enough to lose to Le Pen's National Front, taking part in some idiotic inner party struggle, made very clear to what extent France was a very small country indeed.