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Iraq-US Relations / Anti-French Sentiment #723946

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 14, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Faw) The wave of bitterness toward France due to French President Jacques Chirac’s opposition to the administration’s Iraq plan featured; scenes shown of people pouring French wine into the gutter and of signs advertising “freedom fries.” [Representative Robert NEY†, comedian Jay LENO††- comment.] [“New York Post” Steve DUNLEAVY†- says they don’t remember what the US & Britain did for them.] [French ambassador Jean-David LEVITTE†- says we’ll do whatever possible to improve our ties.] [Brookings Institution Justin VAISSE†- says France is willing to say aloud what other countries think privately.] [Intelligence expert James BAMFORD†- says France has been helpful in the war on terror.] [Council on Foreign Relations Leslie GELB†- talks about bad passions.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Faw, Bob

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