by Jay Johansen | May 4, 2004
During the Taliban War, a U.S. Air Force plane made a stop at an air base in France. One of the Frenchmen at this base made it clear to the American crew that he did not approve of U.S. intervention in Afghanistan or anywhere else. He made numerous comments like, "What gives you the right to overthrow the government of another country?", "You think you're the world's policeman", etc.
The Americans tried to just ignore him, but as they were boarding the plane to leave, one of the Americans stopped and asked him, "Do you speak German?"
"No," the Frenchman replied.
"You're welcome," the American said. And closed the cabin door.
© 2004 by Jay Johansen