Seriously, has anyone other than me served with the French? I’d take a couple of middle school kids from Oz over grown Frenchmen any day of the week:
After a meeting today in Paris with the French president, Francois Hollande, Vice President Joe Biden praised “the incredible competence and capability” of the French military.
[...] And let me say again on behalf of the President, the people of the United States, we applaud your decisiveness and I might add the incredible competence and capability of your French military forces,” said Biden.
The vice president then told a story to illustrate the “competence and capability” of the French military.
“I often tell the story —[...] I asked my — the six Americans who I was standing with who they enjoyed standing most together with,” said Biden. “And one young man said, ‘the Tricolors, the French.’ And ‘they know how to shoot straight’ was his expression. You have a brave and competent — and I say to the Minister of Defense — competent military. And your decisive action is not only in the interest of France, but quite frankly the United States and everyone.”