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Oh, Those French.

This week, France backed China's belligerent anti-secession law, all while pushing for an end to the EU arms embargo on arms sales to the world's largest dictatorship (via Wizbang).

Meanwhile, as we noted before, the French aren't buying what Chirac is selling on the European Union referendum. One poll has the "non" vote at 52%, with another indicating 58% would vote against approving the European Union constitution, while still another puts the number over 62%.

Maybe, instead of the formation of the Chinapean Union, the French can hook up with the Chinese on their own (unilaterally):

newfrenchflag.gif

Maybe they could call it "Vichy China."

On a more serious note, France's foreign policy of late is perhaps the most reckless, irresponsible, reactionary, stubborn, and antagonistic in the modern history of democratic states. Their geopolitical strategy seems to center around getting under the skin of America, no matter how nonsensical and counterproductive to their own professed values.

In short, France's foreign policy can be summed up in one word:

SPITE.

Cutting off the nose to spite the face comes to mind.

Specifically, spite against the United States.

But, hey, at least they're consistent. Consistenly on the wrong side of history. No wonder the French people are no longer buying what Chirac is selling.

UPDATE:
More on China's recent unrest.

Posted by Will Franklin · 22 April 2005 12:04 PM

Comments

Oh, that flag is nearly PERFECT. The only improvement I'd suggest is to make it a 2-sided flag, with the reverse being solid white to facilitate surrenders.

J.

Posted by: Jay Tea at April 22, 2005 12:10 PM

Good answer! SURRENDER... Those crazy french... I really do like the idea of the two sided flag since they are kind of two sided themselves.

Posted by: trippy at April 22, 2005 12:31 PM

Nice place, I'll have to check you out more often! France sucks!

Posted by: Jay at April 22, 2005 01:48 PM

Nice place, I'll have to check you out more often! France sucks!

Posted by: Jay at April 22, 2005 01:52 PM

Please do.

Posted by: Will Franklin at April 22, 2005 03:39 PM

Oh my god, blame everything on the French like a spaced out neocon. Do us a favor, when purchasing products in the US make sure it's not Made in China!

Oooops that can be hard to do, since just about everything is made in China. Why dont you go and salute your Made in China flag.

Vive la France... and I'm not even French.

Posted by: John at April 22, 2005 08:20 PM

Who is "blaming everything on the French"?

Going from citing a specific deplorable action on the part of the French government to that is a pretty unjustifiable leap.

Posted by: Will Franklin at April 22, 2005 08:52 PM

If you don't mind, Will, I'll take the hit on that one. But I don't insist on blaming France for everything, only those things where the French deserve it. That just looks like "everything."

To wit:

http://wizbangblog.com/archives/004717.php

Just where the hell did the notion that France was some great ally of ours come from, anyway? I guess they really did get their money's worth out of the Statue of Liberty...

J.

Posted by: Jay Tea at April 23, 2005 01:04 AM

If you don't mind, Will, I'll take the hit on that one. But I don't insist on blaming France for everything, only those things where the French deserve it. That just looks like "everything."

To wit:

http://wizbangblog.com/archives/004717.php

Just where the hell did the notion that France was some great ally of ours come from, anyway? I guess they really did get their money's worth out of the Statue of Liberty...

J.

Posted by: Jay Tea at April 23, 2005 05:27 AM

If you don't mind, Will, I'll take the hit on that one. But I don't insist on blaming France for everything, only those things where the French deserve it. That just looks like "everything."

To wit:

http://wizbangblog.com/archives/004717.php

Just where the hell did the notion that France was some great ally of ours come from, anyway? I guess they really did get their money's worth out of the Statue of Liberty...

J.

Posted by: Jay Tea at April 23, 2005 05:28 AM

If you don't mind, Will, I'll take the hit on that one. But I don't insist on blaming France for everything, only those things where the French deserve it. That just looks like "everything."

To wit:

http://wizbangblog.com/archives/004717.php

Just where the hell did the notion that France was some great ally of ours come from, anyway? I guess they really did get their money's worth out of the Statue of Liberty...

J.

Posted by: Jay Tea at April 23, 2005 05:34 AM

In fact, Will, I insist so strongly on taking responsibility for that accusation that I'll say it three times. After all, what I tell you three times is true.

(Damned posting errors...)

J.

Posted by: Jay Tea at April 23, 2005 07:35 AM

If Jay tea said it once he said it thrice! But I agree agreee agrreeee every single time! That is my french accent coming out up therrrrr.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at April 23, 2005 09:26 AM

Yeah, comments are messed up. Trying to figure out what the heck is going on...

Posted by: Will Franklin at April 23, 2005 09:46 AM

Oh no! It's not you it's me!... Will I think you and Jay Tea could have a comedy act together. I think both of you are so funny together!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at April 23, 2005 10:26 AM