October 15, 2002
WELL, TECHNICALLY I GUESS THIS IS GOSSIP, from Cindy Adams:
HIGH-RANKING French pols whisper over their Moet et Chandon that they support Bush and his c'est la guerre with Iraq. They support zapping that damn Saddam. But they will never say anything openly other than a polite, soft-spoken "merci" after it's all done. Reason? Eight million Arabs float around France and the government wants no trouble. So, simply put, they don't want their asses on the line but they're pleased if ours are there.
It's still funny to see it in a column that opens with Tony Orlando.