Give them time, and the French will always find something new to retreat from in fear. This time–BlackBerry mobile devices:
French government defense experts…have advised against [BlackBerry] use by officials in France's corridors of power, reportedly to avoid snooping by U.S. intelligence agencies.
OK, so maybe they have a point: If the U.S. government continues to monitor the transactions of its own citizens, why would they suddenly respect the French's privacy? We may even be starting to develop a reputation in the world…