Debra J. Saunders

Besides, Americans do themselves no favor in making it known we think we don't need the help of Europe's little countries. Those little countries (France aussi) have vital intelligence needed to stop terrorism. Some of those countries -- Great Britain and Australia -- have sent their precious troops to Iraq. Some leaders -- like Spain's Jose Maria Aznar -- have taken great risks to defend a country that is strong without them.

Instead of being spiteful, Americans should take the high road. Forget minor enemies. Instead, embrace those friends who have sacrificed and risked to help America rid the world of menace.

Don't boycott the French. Buy British. Walk about Australia. Visit Spain and let the Spaniards know that Aznar's friendship is valued. Dice grazie in Italiano.

To boycott France is to say America doesn't need France. Or countries like France. That's worse, far worse, than pouring vintage French wine down the drain.

Debra J. Saunders

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