France WAS In Favor of Afghanistan Phase, Right?

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    Now this attempt to block help and make NATO relevant:

    http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle....SPOHC2CRBAE0CFFA?type=topNews&storyID=5541266

     
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    Why, oh why, can't we dump France? If we booted France from NATO, the EU could very well split, and France (with maybe socialist Spain and a couple other old Europe countries) would be standing alone.
     
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    It might eventually be in our national interests to split up NATO, but I'm not sure thats yet the case. Although I dont like the French. When I was in Europe, albeit a while ago, the French were generally a**holes, while the Germans were nice to a fault--I ask for directions in Germany, they say follow me. In France, you get yelled at for even being an American. But France has been an American ally forever--we've fought England and Germany, but have we ever gotten into a shooting war with France? Hard to write off such an old ally, even if you are very, very, very frustrated with them. And they did give us the Statue of Liberty, big points for that.
     
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    I think it is time to completely ignore France, and this is coming from someone that totally opposed this war, but realty is realty and we are fighting and have to win for Iraq's sake. If the French can't face realty, than I say dump them.
     
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    :clap1: :clap1:

    While I think we should put a bit more pressure than ignoring, glad to see there is some sanity from the left of center. Bravo.
     
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    Agreed. Rock on PJ!
     
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    Gee, there's a thought :D
     
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    Something has to be done about France. They need to be relegated to a lesser seat in the UNSC and NATO, and if this is not done, they will render both bodies as effective as the League of Nations was prior to WWII.

    Hell, I guess they already have.

    Time to remove them, beginning right after the November elections. A seat & voice with as much influence as, say, Bulgaria would be fitting.
     
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    their pathetic attempts to regain and relieve past glory are now endangering the security and prosperity interests of the world at large.

    i would suggest Poland over France any day.

    Then if Spain's left of center (no common sense) gov't that pulled troops out of Spain wants to join them, I'll take Hungary, Bulgaria or Romania over them any day.

    NATO is bungling Afghanistan anyway/
     

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