Roger L. Simon

Neville, I hardly knew ya...

Ahmadinejad & company have a new friend (or maybe not so new). French Foreign Minister Phillipe Douste-Blazy called Iran a “respected” and “stabilizing” force on his visit to Beirut:

“It was clear that we could never accept a destabilization of Lebanon, which could lead to a destabilization of the region,” Douste-Blazy said in Beirut.

“In the region there is of course a country such as Iran – a great country, a great people and a great civilization which is respected and which plays a stabilizing role in the region,” he told a news conference.

This is beyond comment, of course. I would have canceled my trip to France this summer, except I don’t have one. [Maybe when France turns Islamic, we just let it go this time.-ed. What about La Coupole? A memory. Maybe I should title this post “No Longer ‘A Moveable Feast.'” Enough.]