In the event that France were to be so foolish as to exercise its right to vetoing any action against Iraq, don't be surprised if that means, literally, the demolition of NATO. (Only to be thence replaced by a new, similar organisation which excludes France ?) I doubt however that it will come that far as there is little doubt that France would be aware of the consequences (of exercising their right to veto). Chirac may have made his earlier decision based on pacifying the many Arabs living in France but it is hard to imagine that he would choose to be the one in history who was responsible for changing France into france. Anyone any comments on this ? freealways.