The Bush administration (I refuse to assimilate these people to the whole U.S.) accused France (with Iraq, North Korea and Russia !!!) of keeping a stock of smallpox virus, and the French Foreign Ministry strongly denied.

  1. that's only because France and the Bush Administration do not agree on UN resolutions ; next time we have a bigger crisis between those two, the Bush Administration will put France on a worse blacklist. Hey, aren't we eating stinking cheese anyway ?
  2. what's better ? Stocks of smallpox for (I quote the International Herald Tribune) "search for a new-generation vaccine" or bubonic plague in the streets of New-York city ?