French ‘de­light’

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“When it comes to do­ing fa­vors for Euro­peans, the Mar­shall Plan has noth­ing on the 2006 elec­tions. As a re­sult of the Demo­cratic sweep in the midterms, fol­lowed by the bonus top­pling of Don­ald Rums­feld — a man de­spised in Europe even more than Bush (but not as much as Cheney) — we’re fi­nally get­ting the thanks and con­grat­u­la­tions we so richly de­serve. Euro­peans are en­chanted with the be­lief [. . .] that the elec­tions mean a quick end to Amer­i­can am­bi­tions to do what Bush 41 would have called ‘the democ­racy thing’ in the Mideast. [. . .]

“In France, Le Fi­garo is ‘de­lighted’ to see the elec­toral slapdown of Bush while Le Monde notes with sat­is­fac­tion that the main strat­egy of the Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion was now re­duced to find- ing a way out of the ‘hu­mil­i­at­ing con­di­tions’ that all Euro­peans think now de­fine the Iraqi war.”

Wrong­ful ter­mi­na­tion. Sec­re­tary of De­fense Don­ald Rums­feld

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