Originally posted by LeftCoastPhin
I have made my points for war in detail in the Lounge so I disagree with CK and Finatic but I can see where they are coming from.
But one thing where I was surprised at what CK said was about the French not supporting us and how Russia helped us etc... To me, this makes no sense at all. Russia assisted us in winning a war that basically liberated Western Europe. That's it, that is a favor. We, on the other hand LIBERATED FRANCE AND DROVE THE GERMANS OUT OF THIER COUNTRY. That is slightly more than a favor. Of course that doesn't make them our slaves or that they have to agree with everything. But a little gratitude and support is not out of line! Also, it's crazy that they are being a thorn in our side!
What really pisses me about the French is that when they agreed with U.N. Resolution 1441, they told Colin Powell that they would back us if Saddam wouldn't comply. They told him they would support action against him and would support a second U.N. vote if neccessary. They basically stabbed Powell in the back and threatened to veto. Then they sent emassaries to African nations to bribe them into voting against us. Haven't we done the same thing, you might ask? Yes but we have a different motive. Our motive: remove an evil maniac from power. France's motive: Keep this despot in power. Finally, yes we helped and gave France the benifit of the doubt in WWI, WWI, Vietnam, etc. so we SHOULD expect them not to undermine us.