The Washington Post has a surprisingly harsh editorial today, lambasting France and Germany for Standing With Saddam and weakening NATO and the UN:
FRANCE AND GERMANY have finally responded to Iraq’s flagrant violation of United Nations disarmament orders by mounting an offensive. Yet the target of their campaign is not Saddam Hussein but the United States — and the proximate casualties look to be not the power structures of a rogue dictator but the international institutions that have anchored European and global security.
The behavior of these two states is so extreme that it’s prompted Greece to advocate arming its long-time nemesis, Turkey.
Time is clearly running out for France, Germany, and Iraq.
link via Eric Alterman, whose knickers are abunch, reflexively.