The French lost WW II to the Germans in about 20 minutes. Along with the British, we got into the war and had about 150,000 guys killed getting their country back for them. We fought all across France, and the Germans finally surrendered in a French schoolhouse…..
i just finished watching andy rooney’s excellent commentary on france not having earned their right to oppose the united states on iraq. whether you are for or against going into iraq, i don’t know how anyone can take anything the french (and their little brothers, the canadians, for that matter) say seriously. france is the same country where many of its citizens still think we flew those planes into the pentagon and wtc ourselves. basically, and as stolen by jonah goldberg from a quote on the simpsons, they are cheese-eating surrender monkeys. (and don’t even get me started on germany.)