Thursday, April 21, 2005

France Exceeds International Parody Limit

France is backing the Chinese tyrants' plans to take over Taiwan, and wants to sell them arms to help them.

French President Jacques Chirac has lent his support to visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao in China's latest quarrel with Taiwan.

In a banquet to honour Mr Hu in Paris, Mr Chirac said Taiwan's proposed referendum on 20 March was a "grave mistake".

Earlier China also received strong support from France at an EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels.

The French Foreign Minister, Dominique de Villepin, argued that it was time to lift a ban imposed on arms sales to China after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

Chirac is the world expert on "gravely mistaken referenda".

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde on the death of Little Nell - one must have a heart of stone not to laugh.