No, no, no.
<monty python>Yes. A bit.</monty python>
Yes, yes, you probably did. (That's the US Government 'you', not to be confused with the American People 'you', unfortunately, the royal you, or the 'hey you' 'you'.) You renamed French Fries "Freedom Fries", for Christ's sake, one of the single stupidest things I've ever witnessed in my life -- and I've both been to a frat party AND gone drinking with Welsh exchange students, so don't give me that 'sheltered life' look.
If renaming food doesn't qualify as blatant, outright, idiotic attempts to smear someone, then we must have differing definitions of "smear".
Now, I admit the article doesn't discuss the food thing. It discusses 9 'allegations' that may or may not have been part of an orchestrated campaign to smear France.
Looking back on the lead up to 'war' in Iraq, would everyone with 2 or more milliliters of sense please raise your hand if you smelled smearage?
I thought so.
Thank you, sensible people, and, while I've got your attention....please remember to vote this paper-mache idiot of out office next November.
This concludes today's public service announcement.