Reports this afternoon indicate that the US and France have reached some sort of agreement on steps for a UN resolution that is supposed to end the fighting in Lebanon.
A deal with France ? Humph. As Mr. John Derbyshire at National Review would say, when I hear of diplomatic deals with the French, it makes me want to reach for my revolver.
I cannot imagine that any agreement we could reach with Monseigneur Chirac or his Foreign Ministry double-talkers in the Quai d'Orsay would be worth the paper it's printed on, or even worth bothering to formulate the usual diplomatic bumpf to present it to the press. The problem, of course, particularly for Israel, is that we are trying to keep the French on board with our plans for the Iranian nuclear program. . .