On the US and France

I thought I linked this somewhere else, but I can’t find it. Lying Media Bastards has a good commentary and review of the whole US vs France situation, and the generalities therein. This pretty much sums it up for me:


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“We Americans are told from the day that we’re born that America is the greatest country on Earth, and since we live here, we must be the greatest too. […] So when an “inferior” country starts “telling us what to do,” some folks will get angry.”

Kinda related to this, someone mentioned the other day a quote of “going to war without the french is like going to war without your accordian” (or something like that).


3 Comments on “On the US and France”

  1. According to http://www.snopes.com, the quote about the accourdian was
    “you know frankly, going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. You just leave a lot of useless noisy baggage behind. ” — Jed Babbin, a former deputy undersecretary of defense in the first Bush administration.

  2. Going to war without the French is like going to war without your accordion?!?!?!?
    Don’t you know that you can make two very acceptable gas masks from an accordion, and that properly adjusted, it can also be used to blow poisonous arrows up to 5 meters!?!?