The American Invasion of Iraq and the French bashing campaign that ensued is perhaps the single most important reason behind our resentment of America. If at the time, the French still respected and thought highly of Americans, this was the final nail in the coffin. Our post-9/11 solidarity with the American people was short-lived and our dormant anti-Americanism was suddenly brought back to life. Not only were the American people true to themselves and quick on the trigger – the American electorate got behind Bush without batting an eye or giving it a thought – but the American people also elected to mock and ridicule one of their most faithful allies for refusing to go on an unwarranted and unjustified blood feud.
It is a “deer in headlights” expression. It means he’s afraid of being exposed as a fraud. He has no choice but to lie, in order to keep his lips planted on his boss’s butt. It doesn’t bother him to lie, as we can see by the size of this whopper, but it bothers him to be exposed as a liar, and this lie is so big that it can’t be covered up. It’s the equivalent of a loud, wet fart. No one didn’t notice. As most people know, the French are an arrogant nation and exceedingly proud of all their accomplishments. The problem is that Americans are just as arrogant, with the added bonus of being quite a bit more ignorant. As such, when two proud and arrogant people come into contact, antagonism is to be expected.