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Peace with honor...
03-November-2005 | Ron Pickrell

Posted on 11/03/2005 8:41:47 PM PST by pickrell

The President needs to finally own up to the fact that this confrontation will degenerate into a Vietnam-like quagmire. The facts at this point are unmistakeable, and the body count is rising. Whether the bodies are sub-compacts, coupes or sedans, the number of cars killed rises nightly, as Mr Chirac seems to be out of touch with the wishes of the people.

People around the world are revolted at the carnage. What will it take until the French finally understand that the war is lost, and pull out of France? As usual in cases like this the President has finally secumbed to the pressure and agreed to an investigation. What did the Parisians know...and when did they know it? Surely the condition of the unfortunate among them was known to all, well before the dikes finally failed, but the tax levies were shamefully underfunded anyway.

Tonight three more Citroens were brutally murdered in a walk-by bombing. Sure, the local authorities claim that the training of French soldiers was proceeding at a furious pace, with classrom work often extending far into the morning and once held over into lunch. The criticisms that the battalions produced are worthless without American backing is, in the words of the French commander, "...a disappointing lie that produces great pain in the recruits...".

No doubt exists any longer that the repression now taking place under the soft suede boot of the French policeman is creating more Islamic extremists, at a faster rate, than can be harshly condemned and deplored. Rumors are arising that several of these Islamic freedom fighters have been taken to special prisons and subjected to looped Michael Moore interviews for hours on end. "My God," one of the local human rights activists muttered in horror, "If the American press learns of these atrocities at our hands, how will we ever be able to sneer again?"

Back across the ocean in the land of the Great Satan, Senator Durbin, one of the few heroes of Lafayette, was quoted as saying, "What difference does it make if Bush can't be reelected? The rest of us can't either, now. And we can't even seek exile in Frogland, now. What's a quisling to do?"

We in the Press Magnifique can now only watch in horror as the careful edifice of appeasement crumbles like a souffle in the surf. Who's to blame?

Oui are.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cheeseeating; frenchresistance; humor; surrendermonkeys

1 posted on 11/03/2005 8:41:47 PM PST by pickrell
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To: pickrell

who is Ron Pickrell?


2 posted on 11/03/2005 8:43:27 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: pickrell

pickrell
Since Mar 21, 1999

Relative novice to the Free Republic forum.


3 posted on 11/03/2005 8:44:12 PM PST by zarf
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To: pickrell

I have to admit I almost didnt get past the first sentence without screaming Troll, luckily with patience and perseverence I read further on.


4 posted on 11/03/2005 8:44:51 PM PST by aft_lizard (I need a new tagline since Miers is done for, any help would be appreciated.)
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To: pickrell

Allez, vous troll! LOL!


5 posted on 11/03/2005 8:47:16 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: pickrell
The President needs to finally own up to the fact that this confrontation will degenerate into a Vietnam-like quagmire.

Oh, did you come up with of this all by yourself, or were you told how to think?

Please provide documented evidence to support your side of the argument, and we will be more than happy to listen to you.

So far, the United States military has achieved a victory in every measurable aspect, beyond our best expectations.

Those of us that understand the factual information, could not ask anything more.

6 posted on 11/03/2005 8:47:40 PM PST by Hunble (Proud to be a SOLDIER'S ANGEL)
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To: pickrell

Predictable, but funny nevertheless =)


7 posted on 11/03/2005 8:49:00 PM PST by thoughtomator (Alito Akbar)
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To: pickrell

Very clever. Thanks, and welcome.


8 posted on 11/03/2005 8:49:52 PM PST by Capriole (I don't have any problems that can't be solved by more chocolate or more ammunition.)
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To: pickrell
Never mind, I also failed to read the rest of the article.

SORRY!

9 posted on 11/03/2005 8:49:52 PM PST by Hunble (Proud to be a SOLDIER'S ANGEL)
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To: pickrell

Funny post! Thanks for the laugh.


10 posted on 11/03/2005 8:50:12 PM PST by HelloooClareece (Anagram of New York Times....... Monkeys Write. (I Still have a water bucket))
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To: pickrell

ROTF....: )


11 posted on 11/03/2005 8:50:24 PM PST by calrighty (C'mon troops, finish em off!!)
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To: pickrell

Before screaming "troll" or "Zot", make sure you read the WHOLE thing.


12 posted on 11/03/2005 8:50:26 PM PST by JRios1968 ("Cogito, ergo FReep": I think, therefore I FReep.)
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To: pickrell
The President needs to finally own up to the fact that this confrontation will degenerate into a Vietnam-like quagmire.

Luckily, I read past the first paragraph.

13 posted on 11/03/2005 8:53:16 PM PST by TankerKC (Done with the NFL..)
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To: pickrell

Peace with humor..


14 posted on 11/03/2005 8:53:31 PM PST by RTINSC (What, Me Worry?..My company offers French benefits...)
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To: Hunble
Please provide documented evidence to support your side of the argument...

If he does, will you really read it? ;)

15 posted on 11/03/2005 8:54:21 PM PST by TankerKC (Done with the NFL..)
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To: pickrell
Tony Blankley has nailed it all. Read this...if you have the guts (FR post #49)...

Tony Blankley...Where we are going awry!

16 posted on 11/03/2005 8:55:44 PM PST by Dark Skies ("A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants." -- Churchill)
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To: Hunble

This (what is transpiring in France) is an insurgency, you know.


17 posted on 11/03/2005 8:55:51 PM PST by wingman1 (University of Vietnam 1970. Forget? Hell.)
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To: pickrell

LOL! I almost didn't read past the first line either! Glad I did!


18 posted on 11/03/2005 8:56:43 PM PST by sneakers
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To: pickrell
What will it take until the French finally understand that the war is lost, and pull out of France?

Their main problem is that no one will take them after they get out.

19 posted on 11/03/2005 8:57:34 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances and it advances relentlessly freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: pickrell

Humor with honor? Oh wait...france. Geez.


20 posted on 11/03/2005 8:58:17 PM PST by tongue-tied (humor on hold)
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To: pickrell

Oh the horror. If the French retreat from France, they'll come to New Orleans and Quebec. North America has plenty of the socialist punks already.


21 posted on 11/03/2005 9:01:01 PM PST by 308MBR (The cornbread will be no better than the lard.)
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To: Brett66
Their main problem is that no one will take them after they get out.

They could all move to Belgium. Sure it would be a little crowded, but hey it's not like they are a bunch of ingrates that don't bathe. Oh wait never mind.
22 posted on 11/03/2005 9:03:25 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: JRios1968

Man I know that for sure. Some of these GOP boot-lickers here a quick on the draw. Can't really blame them since we're all a little uptight with the MD4Bush thing going on.


23 posted on 11/03/2005 9:03:28 PM PST by 308MBR (The cornbread will be no better than the lard.)
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To: pickrell
"Before screaming "troll" or "Zot", make sure you read the WHOLE thing."

Yea pickrell. You've been here so long you should Know that by now sense your such a FR veteran and all.
24 posted on 11/03/2005 9:08:06 PM PST by PositiveCogins
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To: pickrell; Kenny Bunk; writer33; potlatch; devolve

Zut alors!


25 posted on 11/03/2005 9:14:06 PM PST by bitt ("..the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, Country." Gen. Douglas MacArthur)
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To: pickrell

Heh... I wasn't going to accuse you of trolling, but I was going to recommend a barf alert. Excellent work.


26 posted on 11/03/2005 9:20:26 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I've got your name, I've got your ass.)
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To: bitt

What's that there foreigner talk, bitt. I done told you I went to public school.

:)


27 posted on 11/03/2005 9:24:43 PM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: pickrell
LOL - My finger was quivering to type IB4Z. Then I read on.
28 posted on 11/03/2005 9:25:20 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Hunble
Uh, not MSM article, read in it's entirety.
29 posted on 11/03/2005 10:29:09 PM PST by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: pickrell
Chirac might want to make use of Francois Kerry's help.
Francois Kerry has dozens of ideas, speaks French and knows how to timely bail out from war zones, decorated with medals that is.
30 posted on 11/03/2005 11:10:23 PM PST by hermgem
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To: pickrell

Got me. Good post :)


31 posted on 11/04/2005 4:34:29 AM PST by KeyWest
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To: zarf; pickrell
Relative novice to the Free Republic forum

Novice to FR perhaps, but no novice with the feuilleton.

What is happening to France is a true tragedy. But we ought not to forget that it was the support of Royal France that made our own independence possible. Washington's army carried French muskets, firing French powder and shot, backed up by French Artillery. Many continentals wore French overcoats, slept on French blankets, carried French knapsacks, and if they were lucky, wore French boots. The Army of Rochambeau and the fleet of DeGrasse maneuvered the British into position for Washington's (few) final victories.

France is the country Freepers love to hate. It is understandable to dislike the French for what they have become, but remember what they were.

32 posted on 11/05/2005 8:22:17 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Valerie Plame was about as much of a Secret Agent as Aunt Jemima.)
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To: bitt; writer33; potlatch; devolve

Je vous pinguerai, mes amis.


33 posted on 11/05/2005 8:27:16 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Valerie Plame was about as much of a Secret Agent as Aunt Jemima.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
egalitarians, unite!
34 posted on 11/05/2005 8:51:12 PM PST by bitt ("..the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, Country." Gen. Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Kenny Bunk; zarf; Larry Lucido; Hunble; Capriole; calrighty; RTINSC
"..It is understandable to dislike the French for what they have become, but remember what they were..."

There is a lot of wisdom in your words. And in every nation, I suppose, there are those abberations, those throwbacks, who still retain a spine.

If I thought that the French were truly on the side of George Washington and the birth of a new republic, rather than simply cultivating surrogates who might eventually serve a a counterweight and a stick in the eye of the British, (much like the Soviets cultivated and underwrote Castro), I would be more circumspect in my criticisms of them.

But you are right in that, regardless of the "big picture" in Paris, those individual frenchmen who fought beside us didn't risk their lives for 'global counterweight'.

Even if part of it was seething dislike for the British- to fight as well as they did required that something extra which has been quite literally biologically selected out the French race after the best of them died in countless battles on the continent. That something extra, that innate need for man to drag himself out from under the throes of the Royals, of whatever line of succession, I think may be faith itself. Faith that meaning exists, faith that honor exists, faith that if enough of us stand and die under the hooves of the mongols, that yet the village may live.

Because back then, "village" meant a collection of families protected by the best of the men. Much like our Marines and soldiers today. Before courage became a dirty word, and "village" became corrupted by the Hillarys of the world to mean instead the collective council, and the one world mentality.

Rather than ramble on, obviously you know what we mean. Let's hope we win. Let's hope the rest of the villagers finally understand what we have been saying... that surrender is not an option.

35 posted on 11/06/2005 10:44:10 AM PST by pickrell (Old dog, new trick...sort of)
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