"Few of us expected anything from the French. From the Jacobins and the guillotine, to the Dreyfus trial, to the Vichy regime, to de Gaulle's withdrawal from anti-communist NATO, France, with rare exceptions, has done little that is moral and nothing that is courageous. ... But I think that I speak in the name of many Americans in saying that we expected more of you."
The whole piece is just a bit of finger-wagging at the Germans, but I thought that snippet was priceless!