I'll assume that this kind of question can be attributed to youth or perhaps to being uninformed.
To name a few places:
WWII- I'd like to see you make your above statement to a couple of friends of mine who were in the French Underground;
Franco-Syrian Rebellion, 1945 - where the French forces squashed a rebellion in Syria;
Indo-China - Who can forget the valiant stand at Dien Bien Phu in the spring of 1954? Tell those members of the French Far East Expeditionary Corps that they were cowards;
The Korean War - they served along with our forces;
Somalia '92 - '92;
What's more, contrary to what a previous poster wrote, the French did not cut and run after 9/11, they have contributed forces to the fight in Afghanistan.
I'm former Army Security Agency and I can attest to the fact that I have had the privilege of serving alongside many French colleagues.
I detest this Francophobe nonsense.
And just to set the record straight, I'm a registered Republican who supported President Bush's decision to go into Afghanistan, but I DID NOT agree with the move into Iraq.
One of the reasons I don't frequent this Forum is that I find the narrow-minded comments bashing the BLM, the NFS, the Sierra Club, Republicans, Democrats, or whomever to be a poor substitute for reasonable discussion.
Oh yeah, and I'm really disappointed that the ASO had to cancel the Dakar Rally. We may never be privy to all the behind-the-scenes deliberations.
(P.S. I'll still come back here to check up on who's riding where in Baja. I just had to get the above off my chest. )