The United States appears now to be reaffirming its friendship with France. Much of that is due to France's new president, Nicolas Sarkozy.
The history of America's relationship with France has been one ranging from deep affection and enthusiastic camaredie to simmering hostility. Kind of like a family relationship? :-)
In a column posted on the History News Network, author and historian Thomas Fleming argues that the United States and France should be seen as longtime friends and allies. As Fleming points out, the main reason for some of the hatred of President Washington was Washington's refusal to openly support France against Great Britain.
An interesting article from Wikipedia shows that relations between France and the United States have NOT always been as strong as Fleming implies.
What do you think?