It couldn't happen to a better ally as our friends: the (Great) British.
The Olympic Games is one of the greatest celebrations of being alive that humanity has come up with.
Being a part of it is a genuinely enthralling experience. We can forget all the - perfectly true, no doubt - guff about what the Games will do for posterity. After all, posterity has never done much for us.
The point is now: and the Olympic Games hands the world and the world's chosen city 17 days of unbridled celebration of being alive.
Of course, it so good to see the French lose yet again, and yes I know it's
not polite to gloat............BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahaha!!!!
Looks like Chirac has screwed le pooch again. Open another bottle of wine, Paris. And weep!
(the two Finnish IOC delegates, after hearing ChIraq diss their cuisine, probably voted for Great Britain : )