This will be one of my shortest posts ever, and hopefully, this idiocy will soon end. The Bush administration imposed a 300% duty on Roquefort cheese, the real Roquefort from France, making it essentially unaffordable. They did this because of French resistance to import US beef laced with hormones. Oh, and they imposed other ridiculous, but lower, duties on French truffles, Irish oatmeal, Italian sparkling water and foie gras.
Frankly, this is just a silly, childish bully tactic. Over food. Yup, nothing like childlike politics. Hopefully the Obama administration will fix this craziness.