Clooney: Return Mona Lisa To Italy

George Clooney, whose movie “Monuments Men” is tanking so he’s saying provocative things to get it back in the limelight, had a good case when he said this week that Britain should return the Elgin marbles to Greece. (Prompting London’s loony mayor Boris Johnson to snip, “Someone urgently needs to restore George Clooney’s marbles.”) Now Clooney is saying that France should return the Mona Lisa from the Louvre back to Italy, from whence it came. Did the French king, Francois I, steal it after Leonardo completed it in 1518? Not as far as I know. So I don’t see why the French should bloody well return it, especially as the painting is in delicate condition and shouldn’t be moved.

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