Notes on the Atrocities
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Friday, March 14, 2003  

Okay, this shows that our navel-gazing arrogance has gone beyond the pale:

A Florida congresswoman introduced a Bill on Capitol Hill that would allow the families of Second World War dead to dig up their bones and take them home.

Ginny Brown-Waite said that her American Heroes Repatriation Act 2003 was a response to constituents’ concerns that their fathers and grandfathers were lying in “unpatriotic soil”. She said: “The French don’t seem to remember that if it wasn’t for America, they would be speaking German.”

Her melodramatic flourish was the most far-reaching effort yet to codify American anger at what politicians and the public see as a mixture of French ingratitude, arrogance and wilful obstruction of US foreign policy interests.

It comes from Genfoods, of course--ahead of the curve in documenting the latest chaos.

posted by Jeff | 1:50 PM |
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