The French can't help themselves, they really can't. No matter how hard they try to no be duplicitous and sycophantic vis-a-vis the Arab world, they still are. Thus, we have French President Nicholas Sarkozy traveling to Syria to meet with the Chinless Wonder, Syrian "President" Basher Assad: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/03/AR2008090303873.html.
So much for that western isolation of a terrrorist-enabling, pariah regime. France has just eliminated that threat. Way to go, Sarkozy!