The French and German nations have been consistent - that we must applaud. They have consistently opposed what they see as an "anglo saxon" domination of the world and try to enforce their hegemony on the rest of the world in their own way. Having spent my whole life considering the sacrifices made by the previous generation for the sake of the liberal consensus which allows such debate, I am now pleased that the French/German position is exposed. The liberty we enjoy did not fall out of the sky. Europe is now split- well it was never exactly together- but now what is to be done? Isolate France and Germany economicaly- strengthen ties between fellow anglo saxon countries. Congratulations Mr Bush and Mr Blair on a fine job so far Lets make this a grounding for a post -cold war world.