Article copyOne of the lessons we learned from the Iraqi crisis is that it's impossible - and not desirable - to trust France anymore.
And I don't mean only its government or its elite: the French people demonstrated how craven and morally dishonest they are in the majority.
A third of the French wished Saddam's victory, and 92% of them opposed the armed toppling of his regime, if you believe the polls.
While the Iraqi people is celebrating the regime's fall, while the Coalition forces are discovering Saddam Hussein's torture chambers and opening the cells where he imprisoned children, men and women alike, while the Marines nuclear and intelligence experts see their radiation detectors going "off the charts" in underground labyrinth of labs and warehouses and are investigating shady trucks, we shall not forget that the French people consistently tried to prevent this to happen.
What's worse, the French people, in all their selfishness and arrogance, lack the most elementary intellectual honesty to concede how thoroughly wrong they were. And still are.
One example among others: this online poll should give us an idea of the contemptible state of mind of "Pierre le French".
Don't let the first question fool you: when 58% of Pierre answers "Satisfaction" and 28% "Joy" to:
What do you feel about Saddam Hussein's regime's fall?"He's just sticking to what he feels is a "moral duty" towards dictators.
It's the same old "Yes, Saddam is a ruthless dictator..." just before claiming "but Bush/War/39 hours working week is worse than him".
This is confirmed by the fact that the majority is just "satisfied" actually. But not really "happy".
And there goes the infamous "but...":
Question 3: "comparing your state of mind before and after the beginning of the operation, would you say you became..."Well, 61% of Pierre is "no more, no less favorable to the Americans and their allies" while 16% of Pierre became "less favorable".
And since Pierre already hated the Americans and their allies before the beginning of the operation, well, you get the point.
Then it gets better:
Question 7: "Do you think the Iraqi people are...""Rejoicing over the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime" is the good answer for 64% of Pierre.
Sure, even Pierre "ill-will" le French can't deny that now.
But then he gets caught in self-contradiction with the last four questions.
Let's face it: Pierre le French is not very smart and probably think that "Coherence" is the latest from Chanel (yet we all know it's Irrelevance, but that's not the point):
Question 12: "Now that Saddam Hussein's fall can be considered as practically taken for granted (tdf note: hard to swallow, even for the pollsters huh?) do you think the American and their allies were..."Pierre says "Wrong" at 55%. And 7% of Pierre can't tell. Or won't.
Question 13: "Do you think Jacques Chirac was wrong to oppose the USA like he did?"63% of Pierre says no. And 2% of Pierre can't tell. Or won't.
Question 14: "All things considered, do you approve or disapprove the war the American and their allies lead in Iraq?"41% of Pierre "totally disapproves", 21% of Pierre "disapproves".
Yes. No matter what the Iraqi people think. And no matter what Pierre "Yes But No" le French knows about the Iraqi people's feelings.
Heh. Told ya. Not very smart.
Anyway, the last question shows 51% of Pierre considering that the "USA are now a danger for the world". Yeah. Whatever.
I kept an eye on French online forums, opinion sites, I enjoyed fierce talks with people around me all along Operation Iraqi Freedom and I'm not surprised by the results of this poll: poorly or falsely educated on the topics, subject to reasoned and convenient accesses of amnesia, pleasing himself in simplism, addicted to an outdated and irrelevant post-68 romantism of the "revolution" (Pierre le French didn't notice that, unlike his own, the US and British Army did learn a few tricks and invest a few bucks in the R&D Department since the Vietnam war) that hardly hides a secret childish desire for rebellion against an imaginary domineering figure and pure product of a country that combines records of suicide rate and antidepressant usage, Pierre le French reveals eventually his true self: a monomaniac on psychotropic that won't renounce so easily to the last stimulus that can trigger repeated orgasms to help him forget the dullness of his everyday life: bashing America - or just about every nation or population that performs better than him - hysterically.
There's a box of Kleenex in the bathroom, Pierre.
While Pierre is moping up what won't be, hopefully, a new breed of Pierre(s), we must conclude that the majority of France is a threat to the cause of freedom around the world and its safety.
And deal with the threat accordingly.
To that end, I'm pleased to introduce a new threat level indicator system, based on an original idea of the merciless Merde in France, and developed jointly:
There are five levels on the France-USA Relations Alert scale.
From the less troublesome to the worst, it goes like this:
Paris in the Springtime
Same old, same old
In the crapper
And just in case you'll be wondering: no, it's not my tongue, no, it's not my nose, no it's not my... crapper and no, it's not my eye. (And I thank "you-know-who-you-are" for... err, posing).
But the condom is mine.
France has been a pox-ridden place lately.