A Peace President?

Meeting with French President Chirac last weekend, President Bush tried hard to keep smiling. Even during a joint press conference in which the two aired their differences on Iraq (Chirac voicing concern about the "degree of chaos prevailing" in the country), Bush tried to emphasize their common goals. The visit was not just an attempt to mend the rupture between the two countries over the war but also an important step in Bush's monthlong effort to show that he is an enthusiastic member of the international community. This week he will be host of the leading economic countries in Sea Island,...