Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Lafayette, the Debt Is Paid.

One of the oldest allies of the United States - - France - - has decided that the US under President Donald Trump is to be treated as an enemy:

Emmanuel Macron has called for the creation of a “true European army” to allow the EU defend itself from threats ranging from Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin.

The French president has pushed for closer EU defence union since coming to power last year but has been so far met with limited success amid foot-dragging by other member states.

“We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” Mr Macron told France’s Europe 1 radio in an interview.

I've been less scornful of France in the past than other Americans because of the tremendous debt that our budding country incurred when France came to our aid during the Revolutionary War. It's quite probable that without that aid the Revolution would have failed, and we would still be subjects of the Queen of England. Even going to their aid during WWI and WWII didn't repay that debt, at least in my mind. Now, though?

Lafayette, the debt is paid. You're on your own from this point on, as far as I'm concerned.

1 comment:

Murphy's Law said...

Next time the Germans invade France, I say let them keep it. Apparently the blood we Americans shed to liberate them twice counts for nothing.