But [French Ambassador Jean-David Levitte] said France was prepared to contribute to a rebuilding effort that is expected to cost tens of billions of dollars over many years. "We don't see participation in Iraq's reconstruction as a privilege," said Mr. Levitte. "We see it as a moral duty."We'll take a share of the cheese, in other words, without helping to bell the cat. Sacre bleu! Rather bold, isn't it?