Friday, March 16, 2007

The view from here

Here being the Quartier Latin, hard by the Pantheon.

We're staying in a small appartment just down the block from the Pantheon. The TV gets only a few channels, all of them news and most in English, which is fine by moi.

The big US story here has been the announced confession of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to the killing of Daniel Pearl, as well as the long-known masterminding of the 9/11 attacks. My sources tell me that in the still-classified portion of the transcript he also confessed to involvement in the still-unsolved disappearance of Judge Crater, the Lindbergh kidnapping, Lincoln's assasination and the stabbing of Thomas à Becket. (Thanks to this French keyboard I'm struggling with, I can at least put in the proper à.)

The other big story from the US, on BBC has been the scandal over the fired US attorneys and demands for Gonzalez's head. As they say here in France, he's pain grillé (toast). And likely Karl Rove too, as Bush' duck walk gets more lam every day.

Eh bien, I'm going to go off and enjoy Paris--as much as I can with the Euro at $1.33; when we started coming here regularly, in the last days of the Clinton administration, it was $.96. Thank you, George Bush.

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