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“What’s Wrong With France?” by Kenneth R. Timmerman from

; At a dinner party at the home of Indian consul Skand Ranjan Tayal in Houston recently, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) ripped into a French diplomat who was criticizing the U.S. position on Iraq. “It was obvious we were not going to agree,” DeLay said, so he asked the Frenchman if he spoke German. “And he looked at me kind of funny and said, ‘No, I don’t speak German.’ And I said, ‘You’re welcome,’ turned around, and walked off.”

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Grant Barrett