My father hit the beaches of Normandy, he was there to help liberate Paris, getting shot twice. French citizens hugged and kissed him that day. When he returned to France on vacation in 1994, for the 50th anniversary of D-Day, he was treated like a king, because he was wearing his VFW uniform. He was given free meals and French men and women would shake his hand in the street. Now, my question is this: Why is it, that today, French citizens view the United States of America as the biggest threat to the world? My question is, why are French citizens vandalizing World War II grave yards? My question is, why are French citizens over looking the financial ties your leader and government had with a mass murdering dictator? We fought two World Wars for you. We lost hundreds of thousands of lives. We gave you billions and billions of dollars in economic, reconstruction, and military aid. We risked nuclear war for you, for over 40 years, against the Soviet Union. We defeated imperialism, Nazism, and communism on your behalf. From 1914 until 1989, our entire mindset was to keep your nation as well as your continent free from tyranny. We were attacked on 9/11 from a terrorist group. Nineteen men with box cutters hijacked four planes and flew them into our buildings. Why the passivity on your part? We wish to confront all forms of terror. Why is your government going to African nations ready to veto our resolution? Why are you opposing us, for financial and political, and cynical reasons? Saddam violated 17 war treaties. He funded terrorist groups. He slaughtered hundreds of thousands. And we believed, as did your country, (as did almost every nation in the UN) that he had WMD, and he still might have had them. If he didn't have them, he wished to and would have had them very soon. In fact, according to FRENCH and GERMAN intelligence, Saddam would have had THREE NUCLEAR WEAPONS by 2005. So why aren't you supporting us in Iraq? Why are you supporting us so half-assed in Afghanistan? Why, after us devoting a century to your security, are you opposing us? Why did you inflame anti-Americanism on such a grand scale? Could it be Bush's economic policies like not joining your socialist "save the whale" policies? Could it be your ties to Iraqi oil? Please defend your nation.