I don't know how much truth (if any) is contained in this letter, but it
makes a good story anyway.
AN INTERESTING LETTER HOME FROM AN ARMY SGT
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 for provoking 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 further advised
him that America, being a nation of deeds and action, not words, would
do whatever it had to do, and that any support from France was only for
show anyway.Like in all NATO or UN exercises, the US would shoulder
85% of the total burden,as evidenced by the fact that this French
officer was shopping in an American operated PX, and not the other way
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 PX and whip his ass in
front of the entire Multi-National Brigade East, thus demonstrating that
even the smallest Americans had more fight in them than an average
He called me a barbarian cowboy and walked away in a huff. With friends
like the French, who needs enemies?
Tell Mom I love her.
Your daughter, Mary Beth Johnson, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army