Only months after he criticized countries “like France,” President Bush was lavish in his praise of French President Jacques Chirac, one of the sharpest critics of the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
“I’m looking for a good cowboy,” Bush said Monday when a French reporter asked him whether relations had improved to the point where the U.S. president would be inviting Chirac to the U.S. president’s ranch in Texas.
And the headline:
Bush Suggests Chirac Is ‘Good Cowboy’
I can’t imagine a more damaging sentence in the eyes of the French electorate.
Moral of the story: Don’t mess with GWB. He plays rough.