Foreign News: Se Prostituer?

In Paris, French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault was impatient. Said he: "It is generally agreed that national elections* cannot be held until the war prisoners and labor conscripts have returned. Since this is likely to be months hence, there will probably be a long interval before a freely elected government assumes office. This means the provisional regime may be in power a long time. Will it have to wait indefinitely during a period of crucial decision affecting the future before enjoying normal relations with its Allies?"

Cracked an indignant French diplomat in Washington: "Mon Dieu, que faut-il faire pour leur plaire?...