Please clean *your* backyard first
The US are going to release four persons of french citizenship currently detained in Guantanamo. Whatever they did (or did not... remember a few UK citizens were recently released from Guantanamo and the UK authorities just let them go, saying there was no charge at all against them...), these four persons were detained during years in total denial of their civil rights, under the bill of a country's president that is almost certainly illegal according to the international treaties. And guess what? Washington has sent the French Foreign Office an official diplomatic note requiring that Paris confirms these four persons will be, personal translation of AFP's news report, treated with dignity in full respect of the French Law!!!! Bush will be in France tonight or tomorrow for the D-Day's celebrations, and he'll meet Chirac. In diplomatic words, that diploatic note is called a snub. In less diplomatic words, that's called a slap in the face, and I can imagine Chirac tonight thundering forth against Bush. And you know what? I agree with him.
The French have no problems at all with US citizens. But my american friends should really dump their current president to /dev/null.
In the meantime, heads are falling in the Bush administration... CIA's number one, George Tenet resigns because he wants to spend more time with his family (thanks to CIA's excellent reports of WMD and 9/11), CIA's deputy director for operations is retiring (thanks to spy name's leak). Who's next?