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The Annoying French

So the French think Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide has lost “constitutional legality” and should experience a regime change. Apparently he’s a worse monster and bigger threat than Saddam Hussein. From today’s NYT: “France, which surrendered its colonial power in Haiti two centuries ago but left a strong cultural imprint, now contends that the Aristide government has lost its legitimacy and should be replaced. ‘The regime has reached an impasse and has already shaken off constitutional legality,’ Mr. de Villepin said.”

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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