May 28, 2011

HE'LL GO THE PRISON AND THE FROGS WILL WHINGE:

The Dominique Strauss-Kahn Shipwreck: What will happen after American justice and French conspiracy theories collide? (Paul Berman, May 26, 2011, New Republic)

It is no small thing to seize the most electable person from one of America’s principal rivals around the world (as France sometimes likes to present itself) and lock him up. To arrest the dictator of Panama and throw him in a Florida jail, to scoop up Saddam Hussein’s pistol and award it to George W. Bush as a kind of shrunken-head cannibal trophy, to bomb places where Muammar Qaddafi is thought to be and kill his son and grandchildren—that is one thing. But what if there is a pattern? The sovereignty of Pakistan… And if France is thought to have fallen within the pattern?

Every visit of a communist bloc leader that didn't end with his arrest is a stain on our national character.


Posted by at May 28, 2011 8:54 AM
  

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