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:
“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).