i think this guy must have been using my posts as a guide to getting along with people... what a moron... so france disagrees (wrongly, imo) with the US position on iraq...ok fine. the last time i checked that was permissible wasn't it? i don't the differences of opinion get resolved by "relegating" the relationship with france (whatever that implies), or calling them a 2nd or 3rd rate nation, a "has been" (can you belive this guy??) helps smooth things over... and for his info, france certainly does share a common western lifestyle and the vast majority of american values. i would have thought that's the kind of people you want to respectfully disagree with and attempt to congenially persuade.... not hand them a "my way or the highway" ultimatum..