A Rare Occurence
It is so very, very rarely that you see a diplomat actually speak his mind plainly and clearly as British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw did recently:
"A great many of the difficulties that have faced the relationship [between England and France] go back to the profoundly different experiences that we had in the war, with, quotes, Britain standing alone, and quotes, France capitulating and surrendering to the Germans."Bang! Zoom! To the moon! Heeheehee.
"There isn't any question but that a significant part of the way in which the French political diplomatic class defines itself is against America, and this has been a continuing neurosis amongst the French political class for many decades."