Can't Butt Out: France's latest trick, via Drudge. This is very important to France, for some reason. I think it's money. Others have suggested that France has something to hide. Still others think it is a deliberate attempt to embarrass the U.S. and display the strength of the EU. (And only a country like Syria would see it as a strength that France doesn't stand up to corrupt, terror-sponsoring regimes.) Whatever it is, a whiff of desperation is in the air now.