“AXIS OF WEASELS” UPDATE: Now it’s in The Economist.
Last week, Germany sandbagged the secretary of state when it said it would not vote for war on Iraq at any price. The French foreign minister then insisted that “nothing” justified war now. This Franco-German grandstanding—the pair were promptly dubbed the “axis of weasels” by Americans—was a personal embarrassment for Mr Powell, the administration’s strongest proponent of seeking UN backing for American policy.
Heh. I think Powell’s getting his revenge. (And see the map below).