'Freedom fries' lawmaker's U-turn

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I'm surprised I didn't notice this at the time (2005):

A pro-Iraq war US congressman who campaigned for French fries to be renamed "freedom fries" is now calling for US troops to return home from Iraq.

Republican Representative Walter Jones is to introduce legislation demanding a timetable for the withdrawal.

The renaming of fries in Capitol Hill's cafeterias in March 2003 expressed disapproval among some US lawmakers with France's opposition to the war.

French toast was also re-branded "freedom toast".

"I voted for the resolution to commit the troops, and I feel that we've done about as much as we can do," Mr Jones said on US network ABC.

"I just feel that the reason of going in for weapons of mass destruction, the ability of the Iraqis to make a nuclear weapon, that's all been proven that it was never there."
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4086380.stm
 

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I do know if you try and process the paperwork for a Carnet (a customs document) in customs at Newark airport and pronounce it (correctly) as Carnay - they look at you like they don't know what you are talking about. This could be anti-French sentiment or just stupidity.
 

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