10 February 2011

Quote for today

Jail-bird Conrad Black in NRO on the subject of The One's pronouncement that France was the USA's closest ally:
The French are magnificent in their way, but you have to know what you are dealing with, and I have always thought that you should be a cat-admirer to appreciate them, as they are feline in their elegance, cunning, and total self-absorption. But as allies, unless your interests are exactly aligned, as in World War I, they are hopeless and usually treacherous.


  1. A liability in time of war,
    A pain in the time of peace.

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

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