Except perhaps in those messy Napoleanic days the friendship between the US and France has been strong for over 200 years. Indeed, both countries owe their existence to each other as France (and the brilliant General Lafayette) was a deciding factor in the US winning the American Revolution and the US “rescued” France’s ass in the two World Wars. Now, in 2015, both countries face a threat from both Muslim and Christian extremists. Ensemble nous sommes fort, ensemble nous gagnons toujours. Pardon my French, at least I try.