Ed Driscoll

HAWK BITES WEASELS: James Taranto

HAWK BITES WEASELS: James Taranto writes that “France and Germany’s unexpectedly strong pro-Saddam tilt has had at least one salutary effect, the Washington Post reports: It’s turned Secretary of State Colin Powell into a hawk.”

Given the number of American allies who have come onboard, Taranto says, “So it’s France and Germany, standing alone against the world and in defense of Saddam Hussein. Somebody should have warned Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schroeder of the dangers of unilateralism.”

What can you expect? The countries that make up old Europe always act like cowboys.