I like Jack Straw more and more. Yahoo News reports that British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has accused French leaders of suffering from an anti-American "neurosis".
Straw evidently made the comments to the BBC. But, he didn't stop there. He also stated that "A great many of the difficulties that have faced the relationship go back to the profoundly different experiences that we had in the war, with, quotes, Britain standing alone, and quotes, France capitulating and surrendering to the Germans."
In other words, Straw said the French were hard to get along with because they were cheese eating surrender monkees while the British were brave defenders of freedom. Or, maybe he meant the French were sensitive because they had belly flopped in the war and tried to make up for it with swagger now.
Straw said Chirac wanted people to take notice of France in a way they hadn't had to in the preceding years. Well, he is getting his wish in America. Americans are taking notice of the opposition of France all around the world in every possible venue, as well as the criticism and snobbery expressed in the press and in public speeches. They have responded by refusing to by French goods or to travel there. I can only hope that our government tunes up its opposition to Chirac.
Thanks to Instapundit for the heads up on the story.