Hey looks like we're buddying up with the French again.
Or are we?
Are they going to kiss?
I'm thinking about using this as my avatar.
EVIAN, France — With the tranquil French countryside as their backdrop,
World leaders clamped a harmonious face on the summit simmering with disputes over the war, striking a united front with pledges of billions of dollars to fight AIDS (search) and hunger in poor nations.
The meeting's most closely watched moment was the welcoming handshake between French President Jacques Chirac (search) and Bush, whose wartime differences led to angry recriminations on both sides of the Atlantic. They greeted each other with polite smiles, a brief handshake and small talk before walking into a luncheon with other presidents and prime ministers.
I believe that Mr.Bush had no choice here.