[OPE-L:8578] France fried by U.S. Congress

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@msn.com)
Date: Wed Mar 12 2003 - 09:04:37 EST

A sign of the times:  the cafeterias in US House of Representative
office buildings will no longer serve "French fries."  They are
now listed on the menu as "Freedom fries"!   

Full story:  "Do You Want 'Freedom Fries' With That?"

Although it sounds comical and petty,  this latest story is part
of a wider rift among the imperialist nations over Iraq.  It does
not take much imagination to see how this increased rivalry 
between the US and France (and Germany and Russia, etc.) 
could quickly escalate and spin out-of-control.  Also very 
disturbing is the demonization of the French in the US -- now
they are portrayed in the media and by the government as 
"enemies of freedom."   This is a prelude to ... what?

In solidarity, Jerry

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