My reaction to the collection of pro-war, anti-French jokes that I got in mail (attch. at the end)

I find it very funny, almost scary, but probably for different reasons than the sender.
The jokes are lame, but the funny/scary part is how many of the Americans refuse to drink French wine
and are putting the French people down.

If you guys are gonna put down all the people that don't want to support this mass-killing of
Iraqi civilians, you will have to put down almost every country in the world. Including the UK - their prime minister
is war-happy, but 80% of the English are not.

I do think that Saddam is very mean and cruel guy (it is almost comical that long after Saddam committed his
first major atrocities, he was still supported by the USA, was given loads of anthrax and weapons).
There are many ways how to disarm Saddam. The war is the least acceptable way, because part of that war is
to bomb a city. City with normal people like me and you, many of who hate Saddam as much as we do - except
they are so well controlled that they cannot voice it. Other of them love Saddam because they are brainwashed
and thus nationalistic, but they are not the only ones who are Big Nationalists these days.

I am not anti-american. But after seeing a lot, I am against wars. They are and should be the last resort.
And I am also against a government that proclaims that it will not obey the United Nations if the UN will not do
what that government want. That is dangerous and immoral.

Stalin used to say - who is not with us is against us.
Stalin killed 20 million people.
Iraq does not have 20 million people, so that is a relief.


Subject: FWD: France

"France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country. France has
usually been governed by prostitutes." ---Mark Twain

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." --- General George S.

"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion." --Norman Schwartzkopf

"We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it." ---- Marge Simpson

"As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure" ---Jacques Chirac, President of France

"As far as France is concerned, you're right." ---Rush Limbaugh,

"The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is sitting in Paris sipping coffee." ---
Regis Philbin

"The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not dressed any better, on average, than the citizens of
Baltimore. True, you can sit outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee, but why this is more stylish than
sitting inside and drinking large glasses of whiskey I don't know." --- P.J O'Rourke (1989)

"You know, the French remind me a little bit of an aging actress of the 1940s who was still trying to dine out on
her looks but doesn't have the face for it." ---John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona

"You know why the French don't want to bomb Saddam Hussein? Because he hates America, he loves
mistresses and wears a beret. He is French, people." --Conan O'Brien

"I don't know why people are surprised that France won't help us get Saddam out of Iraq. After all, France
wouldn't help us get the Germans out of France!" ---Jay Leno

"The last time the French asked for 'more proof' it came marching into Paris under a German flag." --David

How many Frenchmen does it take to change a light bulb? One. He holds the bulb and all of Europe revolves
around him.

Next time there's a war in Europe, the loser has to keep France.

Attack on America and PROPAGANDA