Kouchner Gets Dublin’s Irish Up

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is pretty much right when he observesthat, given everything Ireland has gained from Europe, they’d be thebig losers should they vote ‘No’ on the Lisbon Treaty this Thursday.But as a friend of mine is fond of saying, being right is overrated.What’s worse is being right at the wrong time. As you already know ifyou’ve read Kevin Leahy’s WPR piece,the Irish referendum is pretty much too close to call at this point,and Kouchner’s remarks have poured a whole bunch of fuel on the ‘No’fire. France has been talking about taking a less arrogant tone for itsEU presidency starting July. Too bad it’s still only early June.