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Statute of Liberty Replica Torched, France

This AP dispatch speaks for itself. "Vandals in southwest Bordeaux torched a replica of the Statue of Liberty and cracked the pedestal of a plaque honoring victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks." You tread upon my pateince, France.

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It is interesting that this happens, after all, in France. The Statue of Liberty was originally a gift from France (designed by French sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi) to the United States in 1886, to commemorate the centennial of US independence. The French public then paid the cost of statue itself my popular subscription.

Are we witnessing the French of 2003 trying to repudiate the French of 1886? Next stop: remove all references to Lafayette (his monuments, streets named after him, to name a few).

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