BAD NEWS FOR FRANCE, TOO. The kidnappers of two Frenchmen now have new demands. They want a truce for Osama. Ok, so they aren't too smart. The French aren't pursuing Osama, we are. They want $5million. France could pay that with the money they got in diversions from the Oil For Food program of the U.N. So far, Frech diplomacy has not accomplished much for the kidnappers.
The French are really suffering everywhere. In Europe, they have been identified as the worst offender of the European Union's environmental laws. In France itself, 83% of the people are unhappy with the state of the country.
Unfortunately, their leadership still sees nothing wrong.