By Zardoz Z. Bachman

The U.S.-French divisions stood in contrast with the show of solidarity earlier in the day in Rome between Bush and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

On the eve of celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of D-Day, the two leaders highlighted areas of agreement, from Afghanistan (news – web sites) to the Middle East, from Haiti to Africa. “Free nations working together can overcome danger,” Bush said, citing the lessons of World War II.– AP

Don’t bet on this partnership. The rift between these two must still run deep. I suspect however John Kerry would fear a trip to EU. Just how would he be recieved by the French? Sort of a no win situation wouldn/t you say? If he is smart he stays out of the France. I must say the President is getting the most mileage he can from this trip. He needs to do more of it. In fact we suspect the more he does the more he will hurt Kerry, who is of the most liberal left wing senators the Democrats have in Washington. Possibly even Ted Kennedy’s hero right now! Well take a good look Ted — yep that’s Frenchie Chriac shaking the President’s hand – but I sense GW would like to spit in his eye. –zzb