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French-Hating Gone Mad
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Okay, look...I'm not a big fan of the French, especially these days, and I don't have a problem with others expressing their displeasure with the French either.

But this is insane:

In another swipe at the French, a Florida congresswoman has proposed that the government pay for families who might want to bring home from France the remains of Americans who fought and died in the world wars.

"I, along with many other Americans, do not feel that the French government appreciates the sacrifices men and women in uniform have made to defend the freedom that the French enjoy today," Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite said in introducing legislation providing financial help for the reburial of veterans from the two world wars.

This lady wants to dig up soldiers' corpses and ship them back overseas so we can stick them in our own ground. Holy freakin' crap...has she lost her mind? I mean, boycott French wine if you want, but repatriating corpses?!?

I don't know if her wider point about the lack of appreciation for the sacrifices America made to defend France, but this is not the way to increase that appreciation. The story notes that over 74,000 American soldiers are buried in France and Belgium. I don't know if France has a Memorial Day, or a way to recognize those foreign soldiers that have given their lives to defend the French.

I hope they do, and I don't think there's anything wrong with feeling a certain amount of resentment for those French that take such costs for granted.

But again, digging up their remains and shipping them home is simply a horrible, stupid idea. If anything, their continued presence in French soil serves as an important reminder, one that should not be removed.

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