Dear comrade leader declares France “our biggest ally” – France? Huh? WTF?

What the hell does our dear comrade leader have against England? In a stunning display of “smart diplomacy” the dear comrade has once again pissed off the Brits by declaring that France is our “greatest ally.” France??? (story here)

Barack Obama has declared that France is America’s greatest ally, undermining Britain’s Special Relationship with the U.S.

The President risked offending British troops in Afghanistan by saying that French president Nicolas Sarkozy is a ‘stronger friend’ than David Cameron.

The remarks, during a White House appearance with Mr Sarkozy, will reinforce the widely-held view in British diplomatic circles that Mr Obama has less interest in the Special Relationship than any other recent American leader.

Mr Obama said: ‘We don’t have a stronger friend and stronger ally than Nicolas Sarkozy, and the French people.’

Since the turn of the 20th century, England has been our staunchest ally. We not only worked together in WWII to save France but we rebuilt it after the war. The UK (and Finland) paid off their war debt to us – France has not and will not ever repay the billions we spent restoring their country. In fact, for most of the years since WWII, France has basically said “Up Yours” to both the UK and the US. Here’s what 60 Minutes columnist Andy Rooney had to say about France in a 2003 column (here):

You can’t beat the French when it comes to food, fashion, wine or perfume, but they lost their license to have an opinion on world affairs years ago. They may even be selling stuff to Iraq and don’t want to hurt business.

The French are simply not reliable partners in a world where the good people in it ought to be working together. Americans may come off as international jerks sometimes but we’re usually trying to do the right thing.

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.

You’d think that school building in Reims would be a great tourist attraction but it isn’t. The French seem embarrassed by it. They don’t want to call attention to the fact that we freed them from German occupation.

I heard Steven Spielberg say the French wouldn’t even let him film the D-Day scenes in “Saving Private Ryan” on the Normandy beaches. They want people to forget the price we paid getting their country back for them.

Americans have a right to protest going to war with Iraq. The French do not. They owe us the independence they flaunt in our face at the U.N.

If this is what “smart diplomacy” is all about, we need to scrap it and start over. SHEESH!

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