We owe the French a lot. They helped us fight the British in the Revolutionary war and presented us with the lady of freedom and hope, the Statue of Liberty.
Is that a croissant in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
Before you begin dabbing tears with your lacy French hanky and reach for another glass of champagne, the French were hopping on the British Empire more than they were helping us. They craved sticking it to the English in hopes of stealing away our trade and a little respect. Much to their chagrin, we soon went back to trading almost everything with the Brits. Maybe it was a language thing. The French were out a ton of cash and prestige. The debacle eventually led to their revolution. Sacrebleu!
Since then things have reversed. We saved Europe in general and France in particular from German dominance in both WW1 and WW2. Maybe it was pay back for our revolutionary war faux pas, but French gratitude has been sparse.
French leaders, Mitterand and Chirac chose to consort with enemies (Saddam), and the UN, fronting for Terrorists for quick cash.
Bringing more pressure to be anti-US, France's 5,000,000 Muslim Immigrants are reproducing at a rate of 3.5 babes per woman VS the French 1.3-1.5 BPW pace. These stats are commonplace throughout Europe.
The way they figure it, within 50 years Muslims will be in the majority. They're out-reproducing the French, the alleged previous masters of love, by over two to one. Guess what? THEY'RE RIGHT!
Finally, there's a fear factor in A.T.I.M. (Anything that irritates Muslims) and it's well founded.
Just to be clear, the main fault of Europe's vulnerability is reflected in what they see in the mirror every morning. Europe encouraged Muslim immigrants in to work jobs they were too snooty or lazy for. (Hmmm, that sounds familiar. AY-CARUMBA!)
Some of the crankier of Islam aren't jiggy with French law and customs. They identify with Osama's Jihad and believe it's their right to live under Sharia Law over the host country's rules. Some Muslims demonstrated such by recently destroying symbols of Europe's growing yuppiness. That's right; they burned a couple of hundred tiny Renaults.
You'll know if the French remember the facts of life they once knew, when Muslims start destroying mini-vans and station wagons stacked with baby seats and drool instead of brie and Bordeaux.
Bill Clinton: Eat your heart out!
With the election of Nicolas Sarkozy, French placation is becoming passť. With Nic, an exciting often outspoken conservative, the pate has hit the fan. Sarkozy leads the French like Bush but parties like Clinton. Only he does it in the open, not caring one tart what the world thinks of him. He courted model and playmate to the likes of Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, Carla Bruni, in front of the world's press. Then he divorced his wife and married Bruni, all in the public's eye.
I hear he's selling T-shirts with "QUICHE THE PRESIDENT" emblazoned on the front.
However, when it comes to French survival, Sarkozy does not take bullying well. He has put it to the ever growing violent Muslim population. Either live by French law or leave. He'll even pay for the one way ticket plus $8000 per family to go back to Sharialand.
Hey, sounds like a plan for our far left. But, who'd want 'em?
The English seem to be hanging in there, despite the Archbishop of Canterbury playing with the fire of encouraging the UK to adopt some Sharia laws. Why the tight upper lippers sent Prince Harry on a rather inglorious scavenger hunt for bin Laden in beautiful upstate Afghanistan. I hear the poppies just glow in the Afghan sun this time of year.
Now if only the rest of the Euros can follow Sarkozy's example, we can ALL break out a case of the bubbly.
First bottle is on me. I'm buying.
Send me the bill and I'll fax you a check.