February 17, 2003

Grand-père knows best

The US isn't the only country to get the shut-up-you-kids treatment from Wise Older Nation France: here is part of M. Chirac's message to the eastern European nations that have backed the U.S. position on Iraq:

"It is not really responsible behavior," he told a news conference. "It is not well brought-up behavior. They missed a good opportunity to keep quiet."
How.... arrogant. Really, I have no words. Probably 'cos I'm a dumb, simplisme American.

(Via Juan Gato.)

Posted by Andrea Harris at February 17, 2003 06:27 PM

Pffft! Typical.

Posted by: Ith at February 17, 2003 at 06:38 PM

This is Chirac's way of saying "children should be seen and not heard".

Posted by: Robert Crawford at February 17, 2003 at 08:07 PM

That Franco-German power grab for a dual EU presidency may have opened a few eyes to the real agenda behind the EU, French and German dominance over all the other European countries. I'll bet the French scuttle the EU if it turns out they can't be the tail that wags the European dog.

Posted by: Michael Lonie at February 17, 2003 at 08:26 PM

Of all 15 European countries, the one that most needs to cede its sovereignty appears to be Fr@nce.

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at February 18, 2003 at 01:01 PM