Foie Gras In The Mess?

Diplomacy may not have averted war with Iraq, but it brought a truce in a nasty food fight last week in Washington. The skirmishing began last month, when Congressman Jack Kingston, a Georgia Republican, gathered signatures from 59 of his fellow lawmakers for a letter asking Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to cancel the $881 million contract of a company called Sodexho to cater 55 Marine mess halls. Reason: Sodexho is the U.S. subsidiary of a French company. "I think you will agree that it is inconsistent for us to continue to pour billions of dollars into the French economy in the...

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