OpinionThe French could be as bad or worse as USA if they were the most powerful country in the world.
      – BorgClown, 2009-03-14 at 23:57:38   (3 comments)

On 2009-03-15 at 00:06:12, BorgClown wrote...
In fact, I think any country would become the big bully given the chance. Recently Mexico had the visit of the French prime minister, and oh boy, he is such a pedantic, pretentious jerk. His main purpose was gaining populace favor by advocating the transfer to France of a French kidnapper girl. Meanwhile, he showed off with his supposedly awesome wife (Karla Bruni), and tried to get away with his tax-payed vacations saying that the Mexican government payed them. Fortunately his version was denied by our government, so Nick Sarkozy has some domestic explaining to do. Bush was also a Jerk, but he always showed better common sense when visiting us.
On 2009-03-15 at 07:12:25, Baslisks wrote...
power corrupts.
On 2009-03-15 at 10:09:44, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I think there's a combination of trying to give a big military something to do and trying to defend your future interests. Perhaps having a more advanced technology than other countries is important too - Britain is still a major power, in spite of being a relatively small place. As for the French, they don't seem to get involved in as many conflicts but they do have a reputation for arrogance. I cannot imagine them asking the international community for permission to fight, the way the US always does. (: