There’s a great post over at the Belgravia Dispatch on France’s efforts to undercut us pre-war. It’s been clear to some that France hasn’t been our friend for a long time (probably since the end of the Cold War). Now it’s becoming clear to any who are willing to face truth.
I think part of the reason many are so unwilling to face this is that international opposition was one of the big reasons many gave at home to oppose the war. But it’s becoming increasingly obvious that many who opposed the war did so out of reflexive anti-Americanism and self-interest, not out of any thoughtful, reasoned or principled opposition to what we were doing or the way we were doing it.
And in case anyone thinks it’s just the French leadership that doesn’t like us, spend a little time over at Merde In France (warning- vulgarity).