http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/11/17/160755.shtml Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004 3:45 p.m. EST Chirac Misses Saddam, Still Hates America Even as new details emerge of France's illegal and immoral dealings with genocidal maniac Saddam Hussein, chief French quisling Jacques Chirac - or, as President Bush calls him, "Jackass" Chirac - is causing trouble by mourning the ouster of his business partner and taking more potshots at America. "There's no doubt that there has been an increase in terrorism, and one of the origins of that has been the situation in Iraq," Chirac told BBC in an interview to be broadcast later today. "To a certain extent Saddam Hussein's departure was a positive thing. But it also provoked reactions, such as the mobilization in a number of countries, of men and women of Islam, which has made the world more dangerous," he said, according to excerpts released by BBC. Here's what Chirac said Tuesday to the London Times in a slap at Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair: "Well, Britain gave its support but I did not see much in return. I am not sure that it is in the nature of our American friends at the moment to return favors systematically." He also said this: "I am not sure with America as it is these days that it would be easy for someone, even the British, to be an honest broker." Oh, to be a fly on the wall the first time Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has a one-on-one confrontation with Chirac and pummels some sense and decency into him. 'Infuriating' French 'Contempt and Greed' Our favorite quote of the day comes from a Democrat, Rep. Tom Lantos of California, who is seething as Congress probes the French-U.N.-Saddam oil-for-food scandal: "We all knew that Saddam was doing everything in his power to evade sanctions. But it is truly infuriating to discover the depth of the contempt and greed displayed by the governments of nations such as France, Russia and Syria who evidently jumped at the chance to participate in Saddam's crimes against the international community." The Associated Press reported today: "Despite Chirac's criticism of the war, officials in Paris say he wants stronger relations with Washington." Riiiiiight. And John Kerry wants stronger relations with Swiftvets and POWs for Truth.