Rioting had been going strong in France for 10 nights before President Chirac even made a statement. Huh? C'mon American liberals, where's your outrage? Where are your sputters about an ineffective leader? Where are your clamors on behalf of the downtrodden? If this were happening in America, you would be climbing over each other to denounce Bush as an idiot. You are all conspicuously silent about Chirac and the mess that is modern France, while you continue to rant that America is imploding and despicably racist. Stop hating your own country. It's trendy, and it's disgusting.