OLD EUROPE: “France is no longer the ally it once was,” [Richard] Perle said. And he went on to accuse French President Jacques Chirac of believing “deep in his soul that Saddam Hussein is preferable to any likely successor.”
(Perle is a former assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration and now chairman of the Pentagon’s Policy Advisory Board.)
I don’t know what the proper analogy for France and Germany are. We rebuilt them after World War II, and continue to provide their defense, so, rebellious children? Cranky grandparents? Axis of Weasels? Or maybe just…Old Europe.
UPDATE: Stephen Green writes, “Anyone know the French for ‘howling’? Because we’re going to be hearing a lot of it.