Cedarjet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1161 times:
I think America, with it's tasty new Freedom Fries, has the wrong idea about what an ally is. Surely an ally is there to help out when things go wrong, help defend a friend when they're attacked or in trouble, and give good advice. NOT just to go blindly along with whatever is asked of them and agree with everything, even if it's wrong. If France (or Germany, Chile, Russia et al) think attacking Iraq without provocation is a mistake, shouldn't they try and stop the attack, thereby rescuing their friend the US from doing something they'll regret? Isn't this a true act of friendship? Why can't Americans understand this?
Cedarjet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1151 times:
Well, even if their motives are questionable, I still don't think they're being disloyal to their friend the USA. Attacking a foreign sovereign nation IS a mistake, and France are against it, and unlike Britain and Spain, are brave and independent enough to speak against it. It should be applauded, not seen as an act of betrayal.
If you were about to jump off a cliff and your mate tried to stop you, is that disloyal? Even if they didn't want you to jump cos by not jumping they'd gain personally?
Andreas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1143 times:
Boeing that's exactly the way most people in Germany feel...unfortunately the machinery in the USA does have a different concept of friendship:
Be a good boy, follow us, no matter what the people in your country say, shut up and do what we tell you. there were days when this was different, and these were definitely better days!