And why shouldn't the French feel that way? All the proof of America's sins (or her leaders') are around them, the élite and leaders endlessly repeat them, the mainstream media endlessly rehashes them, the citizens debate endlessly what they see in the media, and on and on, in an endless vicious circle…
The 60th Anniversary Celebration of Le Monde
- The daily's Iraq coverage
- The daily's TV guide
- The daily's film reviews
- The daily's VIP portraits
- The daily's Le Monde 2 magazine
- The daily's Letters to the Editor section
- The daily's 60 years in 60 articles series
- The daily's birth and origins
Not a day passes in which the United States do not present the world with a motive for defiance or bitterness. … Today it is absolutely vital that we uncouple Europe from that country or risk being pulled downward and into a cowboy mentality dangerous for the entire planet.…Read about the Frenchman living in Alabama
who wishes to advise Jacques Chirac that when George W Bush comes to France, the French president should adopt "a formal reserve as dignified as it is icy."
Read about the scandalized reader from Nantes sputtering that it is absurd that France should entertain the thought that it forsake the debts it is owed by Baghdad, when the (French) authorities
do not have enough money for the social budgets and when we are told that the state deficit must be reduced.(Guess whom Gilbert Enaud thinks should take "total responsibility" for Iraq's debt.)
"Immoral foolishness", "cynical", "contempt", "disaster", "disastrous situation": Read whom the French compare Bush and American servicemen to, and (in that perspective) read how grateful they were for World War II during last June's commemoration of the 60th anniversary of D-Day.