A Marine on the French

I have no idea if it is a real letter, but I love it. See what you think.

Subject: Fwd: Marine letter

Dear Dad,

A funny thing happened to me yesterday at Camp Bondsteel (Bosnia): A
French army officer walked up to me in the PX, and told me he thought we
(Americans) were a bunch of cowboys and were going to provoke a war in
Iraq. He said if such a thing happens, we wouldn't be able to count on
the support of France. I told him that it didn't surprise me. Since we
had come to France's rescue in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and
the Cold War, their ingratitude and jealousy was due to surface at some
point in the near future anyway.

I also told him that is why France is a third-rate military power with a
socialist economy and a bunch of faggots for soldiers. I additionally
told him that America, being a nation of deeds and action, not words, would
do whatever it had to do, and France's support was only for show anyway.
Just like in ALL NATO exercises, the US would shoulder 85% of the burden,
as evidenced by the fact that this French officer was shopping in the
American PX, and not the other way around.

He began to get belligerent at that point, and I told him if he would
like to, I would meet him outside in front of the Burger King and whip
his ass in front of the entire Multi-National Brigade East, thus
demonstrating that
even the smallest American had more fight in him than the average Frenchman.

He called me a barbarian cowboy and walked away in a huff. With friends
like these, who needs enemies?

Tell Mom I love her,
Your loving daughter,

Mary Beth Johnson LtCol, USMC

2 thoughts on “A Marine on the French

  1. Thanks for the note Suzi. Funny letter, doesn't sound true but it's a good point. Calls to mind that old joke: For sale, one French rifle, never fired, dropped once. 🙂

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