You've probably already seen this story. France and Germany are shut out of contracts for work in Iraq, per the Bush administraiton's orders. National security reasons were cited, among others. But it is a political move to punish France and Germany for having the gall to oppose Bush. This week, they expressed a negative reaction to their exclusion.
Someone I know wrote that they suppose France and Germany had never heard of the Tale of the Little Red Hen.
That's the perfect explanation. The president is probably drawing from his current reading material. Maybe the next policy decision can be based on the president's favorite: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."
The Bush administration eats the surplus, eats jobs, eats social programs, eats us into deficit, eats civil rights, and eventually gets so bloated it turns into something unrecognizable.
(No disrespect to Eric Carle and his excellent book -- one of my favorites as a child.)Posted by James at December 10, 2003 5:15 PM