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Monday, July 11, 2005

Bitter Bertrand

Today, Paris Mayor Bertrand Belanoe denounced England's winning bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, citing Blair's criticism of other nations in competition for the Games. While I realize that the Olympics and England's recent terrorist attacks are seperate topics, but isn't a little insensitive for France to be whining about this right now? Granted, hosting the Olympics is a major boon to any nation's economy and world status but England just suffered a fighteningly well-coordinated terrorist attack leaving its citizens sticken with horror and fear. To me, France's petty complaint is kind of like complaining how your neighbor drives a new BMW convertible even though his daughter is in drug rehab and his wife just left him for a Calvin Klein underwear model. Well that's actually a pretty bad example but you get my point. It's just in poor taste and not put in the proper perspective.