Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Friday, March 21, 2003

A special French edition of the Daily Sun is calling Chirac "Saddam Hussein's Whore".

Thousands of copies of the French Sun were distributed at metro stations in the capital, describing Mr Chirac as a "Paris harlot".

The front page featured pictures of Mr Chirac and Saddam side by side. The accompanying text read: "Cherchez la difference [spot the difference]. One is a corrupt bully who is risking the lives of our troops. He is sneering at Britain, destroying democracy and endangering world peace. The other is Saddam Hussein."

Inside a Sun cartoon depicted Mr Chirac in stilettos and a blonde wig being solicited by a sleazy Saddam driving a car, with the Moulin Rouge and Eiffel Tower in the background.

On its back page the Sun addressed French readers: "The whole civilised world, not just Britain, is disgusted with the way France's president and politicians have behaved over Iraq."

"Last month we accused Chirac of behaving like a worm. Today we say to the people of France: we did not go far enough. Your president is not just a worm. He has behaved like a Paris harlot."

And for all you protestors, keep this in mind when you talk about 'stifling dissent':

Under French law it is a criminal offence to insult the president, carrying a fine of up to 45,000 euros (£30,000).

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