Speaking of the French: It's nothing short of shameful to see so-called Americans genuflect before the alter of "international approval." I haven't seen a single Democrat - so far - express the renegade opinion that the United States must act unilaterally when necessary even while other nations oppose us for ulterior motives (e.g. the U.N.'s "Oil for Food" scandal). They should be kept far, far away from the instruments of government.
Update: Liberal mouthpiece Mark Shields (perhaps reading off his DNC talking notes) just said that the United States is "isolated" in the world. Mark, we've been "isolated" since the Soviet Union crumbled as the sole superpower in the world. There is nothing we could ever do to please the rest of the world unless we accept treaties (e.g. International Court, Kyoto) that abdicate American rights to the will of the EU. Grow up.
Extra: Hey, Kevin heard it too! – “I'm pretty sure I heard Carter say, "What America needs is leadership that won't piss off the French."”