We all enjoy the taste of a baguette, a piece of Fromage, or a glass in Cabernet Sauvignon crafted from the grapes of Bordeaux and maybe even an unfathomable smoke-filled French film like Breathless by Jean-Luc Goddard. What we wouldn't anticipate from the French is to be criticized for our military skills. The famous Maginot Line fell to the Nazis during World War II like a game of Jenga which led to some iconic jokes, such as:
Q: What would you think of as 100,000 Frenchmen holding hands?
A. The French Army.
It's quite a shock, but the present French President, Emmanuel Macron, called out the United States for its impudent remarks about the threat of nuclear conflict that currently face the world. Yet, mocking the U.S. is exactly what Macron did on Friday during a European Union summit in Prague. Macron put down the U.S. president Joe Biden, who in another in a lengthy series of snarky remarks, declared that the world was more close to destruction than ever before when the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
“…not jokes when he discusses the use of nuclear tactical weapons, or chemical or biological weapons,” our Chief intoned. “We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.”
I'm not certain whether Biden is a professional poker player, but Biden broke the fundamental rule of thumb to “Keep your cards close to your chest.” When confronted about his statements, Joe simply ran away.
Are these the kinds of confidence we're seeking from our leaders? Do you see Ronald Reagan speaking like this? Here's Macron speaking out on his leader's remarks:
“We must speak with prudence when commenting on such matters,” Macron warned.
Biden's blunders and sloppy statements have been chronicled extensively on RedState, but not because we're enjoying slapping an old man who is prone to confusion. The issue is far more complex than the one that Biden has been putting out. If the leader of the free world continues making a series of rants, obnoxious comments could actually alter the global order and even cause conflict.
Biden's mistakes are usually dangerous, as evident from his remarks on why his U.S. might not take a Russian “minor incursion” into Ukraine seriously, which nearly immediately caused Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine. Vlad thought he had been given the green signal because of Joe's vague statements.
Joe's assertion that we're in the midst of nuclear destruction does nothing to calm the already worried public, but will only increase the tension in the already heated international crisis that is affecting the world. However, Macron is right–we must “speak with prudence.” After all these years within the government's bowels, Joe Biden has not taken this advice.
If the French are asking you to leave You know you're in “grande difficulte.”