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post #1 of 259 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2003, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Americans: Is France the Enemy of the United States

Non-USA-ers, hold off responding for a while. I'm curious how my fellow Americans (not that they all would consider me one) feel on the subject.

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Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
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erm, no.

like DD said, they're doin' their thang, we're doin' ours.
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Off course not, they are just not against USA, they are just NOT USA, just someone with their own political interests that are not 100% the same as American.
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OK i held off for a day.

I dont think they are enemies but bush certianly does not like chirac at the minute and vice versa. Today blair schreoder and chirac met and Blair and Chirac still look as if they aint gettin on, so it will probably be worse for Bush.

America at the minute is pissing pretty much everyone off cos they refuse to compromise one bit. They want other countries to risk thier soldiers lives by going to Iraq yet america is giving nothing in return. It wont give control to the UN and wont set a date for power to be given back the the Iraqis. I cant wait until both Chirac and Bush leave power cos IMHO opinion they are shit leaders and to arrogant to do the right thing.

Oh and American foreign policy is near enough the worst it has ever been.

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No the French are not our enemy.

They are like our cowardly older cousin, scolding us, yet secretly hoping that we will do the dirty work anyway.

The older cousin who complains when we visit because we might mess up his distinctive "decorating style" but whines and cries when we don't visit because he wants us to admire his "decorating style" since that's really all he has to offer "the family".

I used to really like the French as a kid but every year I have less and less respect for their Chickenshit ways.

They are playing the political game correctly for themselves; in the short term.

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yes. let's bomb them.
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No, they are just being "French"!
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post #8 of 259 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 2003, 09:09 PM
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No, they are just being "French"!
Pffffffffft @ Barrie lol,

France and The United states never be " enemy ", and the fact that we can be " enemy " is just in american people mind !!!!!!

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the french will never be a threat to the US, we always end up having to save their asses anyways.
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Pffffffffft @ Barrie lol,

France and The United states never be " enemy ", and the fact that we can be " enemy " is just in american people mind !!!!!!
Nicole! You cannot possibly be my enemy! I love you far too much!
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Hmmm...I definitely don't think they are. They are somewhat scapegoated and at the same time, what country doesn't have a love/hate relationship with the USA? They have how we invade their culture with our "trash" yet they also realise that we are a huge superpower in all sense of the word...militarily, economically, politically, socially...so we're an evil they need to deal and live with...and there's lots about the USA that people envy, yet there's lots about our country that they despise.

So in a word: NO.

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Nicole! You cannot possibly be my enemy! I love you far too much!
You' re not american Barrie , Canada and the Usa aren' t the same country lol !!!!!

French people quite like american people I think, and french people LOVE canadian people, especially quebecoise !!!!!

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that we are a huge superpower in all sense of the word...militarily, economically, politically, socially...
I agree with that execpt for the " socially " part. Politically, you' re right, but the Usa are are the proof that it is not necessary to be intelligent to be a president.

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I agree with that execpt for the " socially " part. Politically, you' re right, but the Usa are are the proof that it is not necessary to be intelligent to be a president.

Nicoleke...we have the dumbest president to walk the earth!!!
The scary thing is that dumb people in power can really do damaging things to their country and the world. Look at what Bush has done SO FAR!!!

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France has always sat on the fence during world wars..... Thats the general British opinion, so our only reaction this time round was quelle suprise!!

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